An important component of this course is critical reading of the assigned papers and coming to class ready to discuss them. To help you in this process, we require that you hand in a short review of each paper at the beginning of the class in which the papers will be discussed.
Your summaries should:
We do not want a book report or a repeat of the paper's abstract. Rather, we want your considered opinions about the key points indicated above. Of course, if you have an insight that doesn't fit the above format, please include it as well.
We want the reviews to be short, between 1/4 and 1/2 a page. Reviews must be typed.
Reviews will be graded on a complete/incomplete basis. A very poor summary will be considered incomplete. Each summary is worth roughly 1%.
You do not have to prepare a written summary for a paper that you are presenting.
Summaries will be posted here as they are submitted. The exact mechanism for submitting and posting is still to be determined. For the first week with summaries (i.e., Jan. 18), please submit printed copies of your summaries at the beginning of class.
Last modified: Fri Jan 11 12:35:55 EST 2008