I'd like feedback on my article: Calculator Techniques for Engineering Mechanics

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  1. JR Cuevas profile image93
    JR Cuevasposted 12 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article Calculator Techniques for Engineering Mechanics. What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I couldn't even begin to offer feedback on this. Completely out of my depth as soon as I see those 'things' (numbers big_smile).

      I would suggest you get rid of the first image; it's distracting and not really necessary.

      Hope someone will come along and give you some tips about the format. It looks a bit messy, especially further down the page.

      1. JR Cuevas profile image93
        JR Cuevasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Oh. Thank you! I'll try to fix the format especially the last part. Does HubPages accept articles that have little words but more on numbers?

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I would think that, as long as you preface each numbery section with some explanatory text, you'll be okay. It has to look like an article.

          1. JR Cuevas profile image93
            JR Cuevasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Alright! Because I already published an article of same style before and I'm receiving most traffic with that one. So, maybe that is something I should focus on. Anyways,  I'll do what you say. Thank you very much.

    2. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Where did you get the images? If from google images, better remove them, use your own images or go to Pixabay for free images

      1. JR Cuevas profile image93
        JR Cuevasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hi, I made my own problems and I manually made those pictures using Microsoft Office Powerpoint.

        https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14075723_f1024.jpg

        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I think the images are fine and are helpful. You should be able to leave them.

      2. Natalie Frank profile image98
        Natalie Frankposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        You can use photos from Google Images as long as you filter for usage and choose "Labled for Reuse," or "Labled for Reuse With Modification," if you plan on altering it. This lets you use it for commercial purposes.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 12 months ago

    This looks a lot more helpful to your readers than the hub on resum├ęs.

    When writing on the internet, you need to catch your readers attention immediately. If I am searching for an article on engineering mechanics, I do not need someone to tell me that it is mathematics. Why not use that introduction to explain how a calculator can be used correctly to solve engineering mechanics problems?

    I am not sure why it did not pass QAP. Take a few minutes and look at some of the math articles written by Eugbug https://hubpages.com/@eugbugand paradignmsearch https://hubpages.com/@paradigmsearch. Their articles are featured, even though they are primarily numbers, and you might find ways  in which you can make your article easier to read/better able to pass QAP.

    1. JR Cuevas profile image93
      JR Cuevasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I can't open the links you included. sad

  3. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 12 months ago

    Here is an example of an article I wrote a few months ago about a torn knee ligament in dogs:
    https://pethelpful.com/dogs/dog-cruciat … ut-surgery
    I know that this does not have anything to do with your article, but notice that I just jump right into the material without explaining what a cruciate ligament tear is. Why? If your dog is limping, and you need help, you do not want to open an article and read an introduction. You want to open an article and find out what you need to do, fast!
    People looking for info on how to solve engineering problems with their calculator are going to be in the same boat. They do not want generalities, they want solutions.

  4. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 12 months ago

    https://hubpages.com/@eugbug
    try this
    (I did not add a space after his profile URL so the word and was included in the link.)

  5. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 12 months ago

    This article is loaded with faults considering the quality assessment program set up here on HP. It would take me a while to list them all, I'll be back tonight to give you a list of what I see. Also, I'm a mechanical engineer and so this is like the ABC for me, could give you some tips there as well. But Pythagoras theorem as a calculator technique, really? I think it takes a lot longer to do that than just solve the simple quadratic equation.

    The introduction should stay in my opinion considering you've written an article for beginners.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I'm going to ignore any grammatical issues which may be present, I would suggest you use Grammarly. It's a free tool that is pretty decent.

      Use https://capitalizemytitle.com APA style for all your titles. You do not seem to be capitalizing right, in some cases you use all caps.

      You are not supposed to use headings for your problem statements. Headings are meant to be headers of sections. Think scientific article, or textbook, are problem statements subchapters?

      It's obvious that the images are illustrations, do you need to use a header that says so? It's not just text either, it's another wrong use of a header (see above).

      HubPages has a code block that you could use for your calculator techniques. Do not use bold formatted text, HP does not like a lot of bolded text. Also, it's a bad practice to write like that anywhere.

      Why are the numbers in your steps 1., 2. and 3. bolded? Use a regular list from the text editor or remove the bolding from them.

      1. Remain your calculator in computation mode [1: COMP]. Then, use the 'Pol' function.
      The formulation of this statement is wrong among many others. How do you know in what mode my calculator is? Say something like, once in computation mode, ... Even if it was obvious that you knew my calculator was in computation mode, Remain is a wrong word choice to begin the sentence. It could be: Let your calculator remain in computation mode, then ...

      Just some of the major things, solving these along with the grammatical issues using grammarly should get you through the QAP, but you'd want to move to owlcation a niche site. Your article will have to improve some more to get there. Think in terms of a better structure and an easier read.

      1. JR Cuevas profile image93
        JR Cuevasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Sir. It really helped me in improving my article.

        Sir, you mentioned about the code block. How to use the code block for calculator techniques? Thank you very much.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Put your calculator codes in code blocks to make it stand out rather than making it all bold.

          1. JR Cuevas profile image93
            JR Cuevasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Oh, I get it. I will try it next time when I write about calculator techniques again. Thanks, Lobo Brandon.

            1. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              No problem.

 
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