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1 Introduction to the Course IS301 – Software Engineering Lecture #1 – M. E. Kabay, PhD, CISSP Assoc. Prof. Information Assurance Division of Business & Management, Norwich University V:

2 2 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Topics Goals Classes Textbooks Readings Problems Grading Quizzes SQ3R Readings for next class

3 3 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Goals Learn to use concepts and terminology of modern software engineering Expand view of and familiarity with full range of what professional software engineers do in their work Improve all aspects of project development and implementation Apply skills to numerous review questions and problems Prepare for serious discussions with working software engineering professionals Prepare for job interviews

4 4 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Classes Don't be late for class Prof won't be late Prof won't make you late Don't miss class Attendance taken at start of class >3 unexcused absences = OUT Read before you arrive Questions in class are welcome and valuable to everyone Correct professors errors – always welcome

5 5 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Textbooks Sommerville, I. (2001). Software Engineering, 6th Edition. Pearson Education Limited (Harlow, Essex UK), ISBN X. xx Index. Whittaker, J. A. (2002). How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing. Addison-Wesley, ISBN pp.

6 6 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Readings Heavy load every single day Expect pages per class Crucially important to use SQ3R techniques Do not fall behind Almost impossible to catch up Will make problem solving very difficult

7 7 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Homework Problems 50% of final grade Critically important for success Aim at mastery Stand out from your competition when looking for jobs Apply knowledge to real-world projects Submit problems on time Severe penalties for late submission Wasting your time

8 8 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Exams Open-book problems and review questions Mid-term 25% – take-home Out Thursday Oct 2 Due Tuesday Oct 7 Final exam 25% – take-home Out Thursday Dec 2 Due Wednesday Dec 10 at noon

9 9 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. The SQ3R Method Background Survey Question Read Recite Review

10 10 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Background to SQ3R Studying is not just reading and rereading Oberlin College studies in 1960s -> SQ3R Time Retention

11 11 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. SQ3R: Survey 1st pass: entire document 2nd pass: section 3rd pass: chapter 4th pass: 1st sentences of paragraphs

12 12 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. SQ3R: Question Jot down ideas Pictures Diagrams Legends

13 13 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. SQ3R: Read One paragraph at a time Boldface Italics

14 14 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. SQ3R: Recite After every paragraph Stop, look away Summarize main ideas Own words If not clear, reread

15 15 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. SQ3R: Review At end of each study period Daily Weekly Monthly

16 16 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. Readings for Next Class Apply SQ3R Survey phase to entire textbook (~1 hour) Apply SQ3R Survey-Question phases to Chapter 1 of Sommerville before coming to next class

17 17 Copyright © 2003 M. E. Kabay. All rights reserved. DISCUSSION


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