Essay demonstrates author's understanding of the design process. In older divisions, authors are able to accurately describe the differences between types of engineers and other team members and how each might contribute to an overall design. Improvements and design suggestions are well-reasoned and insightful.
Essay expresses accurate knowledge of the product described and demonstrates a clear understanding of its function. Author is able to imagine the product in context and describe real, functional reasons for design decisions. Resources should be accurate and clearly cited. Please avoid the use of Wikipedia as a solitary resource.
Essay communicates the author's ideas clearly and convincingly. It is well-written, using proper grammar and correct spelling. It presents information in an engaging manner.
Essay is original and includes the author's own thoughts.