Hi all. Thank you for sharing your writing prompts from the last session. Sorry I couldn’t be there.
In preparation of our session, please submit the following assignments:
Read chapter 3 on “Reading and Reviewing” in Zobel’s “Writing for Computer Science”. We will discuss the chapter in class.
Write a Summary
Read the article “Warp Drive Research Key to Interstellar Travel” in the Scientific American Blog.
Write a summary for this article (~500 words) and post it in your blog. Pay particular attention to the following aspects:
- are all important details included?
- Would a reader have the same insights as reading your summary as if he would have read the original text?
After you submitted a first version feel free to polish it over and submit a revised version.
This exercise serves as preparation for the student project.