Scholarship Skills Winter 2017
PSU CS 669 (PhD students)
Course Overview: The purpose of this course is to make you better scholars. In particular it attempts to make you better researchers, better writers, better presenters, and better reviewers. It concentrates on your reading, writing and composition skills. The course concentrates on both the production and consumption of the “media” used by computer scientists to communicate today.
You will learn to both read and write papers, such as
conference and journal articles; You will learn to both
listen to and prepare and deliver oral
presentations. You will also learn skills that
will prepare you for your career as a scholar: how to
choose a thesis topic, and how to write a thesis; how to
be an effective reviewer of material written by others;
how to prepare yourself for the job hunt in academia or
industry when you graduate. When you’re through with
this course you should have a feel for the tasks and
activities of modern scholars.
||PSU CRN: 41056
Class meets: Winter Quarter 2017.
This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find our class page at: https://piazza.com/pdx/winter2017/cs669/home
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