The paper "Lost Art of Pulling It Apart Engineers an Aussie Tech Wreck by Clint Steel" is an excellent example of an article on sociology. Clint Steel’ s article ‘ Lost art of pulling it apart engineers an Aussie tech wreck’ is an observation presented, giving the reasons for an increased drop rate of technologists in Australia. Steel’ s observation is that well-trained engineers and other technologists are missing today and he gives a reason for his argument. This paper, therefore, analyses Steel’ s argument, giving broad standardization of the article with reasons for it and also an evaluation of the types of arguments that are used in this article. Clint Steel’ s article starts by giving a general observation which seems to be a conclusion that the intelligence in Australia is dropping.
He specifies the area that brings the problem which is engineering which is caused by the change in the educational system. After introducing the problem and its cause he gives an image of an Australian world without well-skilled engineers and even compares with an opposite situation. However, since that is not the case, in his opinion, better-skilled engineers will not emerge due to the increasing problem in the comprehension of technical systems. In his argument, he thereafter presents one of the situations that lead him to his observation.
This is a recall of a lecture’ s statement that ''students don't work on their cars the way they used to''. He claims that fixing equipment and machinery these days has been harder, compared to earlier years and this problem is certainly from the fact that the understanding of technology is reducing. His third evidence presented is that of an observation at a challenge competition to build and race solar-powered vehicles which the competitors failed because of (from what he heard) a low level of technical skills in the teaching community which had introduced designing the small vehicles by putting together pieces of paper by the students without the technical Knowhow of the actual process of engineering the structure of that car.
These are the evidence that he gives in order for the claim that intelligence in technical systems keeps dropping. Thereafter Steel gives a very strong argument that young Australians will grow less interested in careers that are associated with technology and thus even fewer well-skilled engineers in the future.
He claims that even the only group of students with technical skills acquired from working with farm equipment and still maintaining an interest in technology have become rare. He gives a final reason for the low turn out of well-skilled engineers, that students ignore the technical subjects like mathematics, chemistry and physics in High school because that have not considered engineering as a career in future, not at least until they reach the final year which is next to a college, of which Steel assumes that it would be too late to teach technical skills.
He claims on this is that an interest in technological know-how can only develop early.