CS 498 Senior Seminar Students will research a current topic in computer science, write a paper on that topic, and make an oral presentation.
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1 CS 498 Senior SeminarStudents will research a current topic in computer science, write a paper on that topic, and make an oral presentation.
2 Course GoalsInsure that all graduating students have experience in both written and oral communication skills.To evaluate the ability of graduating students to engage in life-long learning.To introduce students to some current topics in computer science.
3 Life-Long LearningThe field of computer science is changing at a very rapid pace.Graduates need to know how to keep their skills current.Need to learn new languages and toolsNeed to stay aware of new ideasNeed to be able to learn about topics that were not part of the curriculum
4 Course Deliverables Literature search on a topic of your choice Research paper on a current topic in computer sciencein publication-ready format suitable for a journal or conference.Oral presentation on the topic of the paper.
5 Format for ReportUse a format suitable for a journal or conference publicationabstract describes the paper brieflyintroduction summarizes content and organizationbody of report should be organized into sectionsconclusions summarize the contentreferences are citations that are referenced in the paperDetails later
6 Rubric for Report Report Contents Grammar & Composition Introduction Body of ReportConclusions and recommendationsReferencesPurpose StatedAccurate and relevant informationLogical Presentation of of MaterialGrammar & CompositionGrammarSpellingPunctuationSentence StructureEfficient Wording
7 Presentation Requirements 15-20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questionsAppropriate use of visual aidsPresentation should includeIntroductionLogical presentation of the information being conveyedConclusions
8 Rubric for Presentation ContentsOpening and introductionSupports central ideaIs well organizedTies presentation togetherInvites discussion or questionsStays within time limitsVisual Aids clear & easy to readDeliveryAppropriate volume, clear pronunciationResponses to questionsDoesn't read slidesEye contact with audience
9 Schedule Week 1: Intro Week 2: Using the Library Weeks 3-9: Faculty presentationsschedule atWeeks 10-15: Student presentations
10 Next Week (1/31/08) Meet at the Albertsons Library in room LIB 203 Beth Brin will demonstrate the use of several databases suitable for searching for computer science journal articles.