CS 669 Scholarship Skills Winter 2017

Day Date Topic & Notes
Activity Exercise Project Assigned Project Due
Tu1 Jan. 10 Course Introduction
Chapter on Reading

Slides on Background research

Handout on reading

Skimming a paper
(Paper to skim)
Read handout and book chapter on Reading, and prepare for class discussion on 7th Jan.

Exercise 1. Due 19th Jan.
Th1 Jan. 12 Snow Day
Core rules of writing: slides and book chapter.

Handout on Passive Voice

Find and critique an existing annotated bibliography. Due 17th January.    
Tu2 Jan. 17 Ice day!
Find and fix rule violations (doc, pdf, pages, rtf)

Jan 19
Literature search and review. Michael Bowman, Science Librarian

P1. Annotated Bibilography
Tu3 Jan. 24 Mechanics
(Book Chapter)
Notes on writing a summary
POWER Writing
Writing Groups
Review "Find and Fix" exercise.
Compare annotated Bibliographies.
Write a 1-page summary. Grading rubric, which will be used for P2.  Due 26th January.    
Th3 Jan. 26 Using LaTeX.

Mechanics exercise Peer review of 1 page summary.

Tu4 Jan. 31

How to Cite (book chapter)
Writing Math
Revise mathematics. (LaTeX source)
P2. Rewrite 1 page summary from E3

Th4 Feb. 2
Text elements Compare Proof presentations

P3. 5 min talk assigned.
P1 due
Tu5 Feb. 7
Lessons from Proj. 1

5 minute talk videos
(x, medicine, Archimedes)
    P2 due
Th5 Feb. 9

Giving a Talk
storyboard & drafting templates.
David Garlan’s talk
Read SkillsBook chapter on Presentations.
P4. First 5 page paper assigned.
Tu6 Feb. 14

The structure of a paper.

5 minute presentation by guest speaker
(video, slides).

Th6 Feb. 16

Your 5-minute talks

 Find two graphics.  
Tu7 Feb. 21 The Conference & Journal Process

Case studies of Journal and Conference Publications

Peer review of P4 drafts   P4 draft due
Th7 Feb. 23 Figures, Tables and Graphics. examine student graphics

Tu8 Feb. 28 Reverse Outlines
Creating a Reverse Outline from a Draft
Reverse Outlining
The after-the-fact outline

research a call for papers
P4 final version due
Th8 Mar. 2
Science and ethics.

Tu9 Mar. 7
RPE Papers and dissertations

P5. Second 5 page paper assigned.
Th9 Mar. 9
Attend Xu Chu's talk.
(Meet in normal classroom at 10:00)

Discuss talk using RPE Rubric   P6. 15 min talk assigned  
Tu10 Mar. 14
Studies with Human Participants Further reading:
Usability Evaluation
Guidelines for Empirical Research
Th10 Mar. 16

four 15-minute talks

  Upload your slides to Piazza before 9am today P5 final version due

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