Title: Warm Up Exercise, November 2 and 5, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1   The Wright brothers famous first flight was in 1903. Neither brother graduated from High School, nor had any special training before that time.  Explain how is it possible that people with such humble education could accomplish what they did?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

SHORT ESSAY:  What is the point of getting a college degree when there are plenty of examples of people who dropped out of college or high school and went on to accomplish great things or to earn a fortune?  Explain your answer.


  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view