At the beginning of every
class students will
turn in hardcopies of the following:
1). A brief page with your full name on it that gives three interesting
research questions raised by the material covered.
2). At least a full two page
before class that summarizes
the required readings. The summary should address important issues
covered and insights gained and attempt to both critique and tie
together the readings. The summary is not meant to be exhaustive
but should briefly cover major issues. The format used will be ACM
short paper format; please strictly adher to its format.
The title is up to you. A brief abstract and keywords are required plus
your name. The conclusions at the end should put
all of what you've written into a consistent idea. References
in mind issues of plagiarism. A useful discussion can be found here:
I strongly suggest you take this online test for plagiarism.
You must write your summaries in your own words, not copying from
others, unless properly quoting material.
Goal of this exercise:
The goal is to be prepare you for writing papers in a
succinct, dense style appropriate to academic publications. You may
want to create your own notes from discussions during class.
Finally, you may want to take advantage of the graduate writing center
Kern building and on the web at
a writing tutor, or a writing class. Please feel to contact me
for any additional information.