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Computer Science Writing Course August 2, 2007

Posted by shahan in precis.
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I’ll be posting some of the writings I’ve done as part of the Computer Science Writing Course for graduate students at the University of Toronto. The course is structured such that students, from their own area of research, write and present: six precis of articles selected by the student or their supervisor, a literature review, an analytic comparison of data, a ten-minute in-class presentation, and a poster session for invited professors.

The valuable instruction covers: English language usage; grammar; avoiding common mistakes; and improving structure and style. Greg Wilson has often suggested that students should post their critiques and writings while others digress and indicate that students’ lack of experience and knowledge may seed inaccurate information as well as incite negative impressions. I now agree that writings should be posted online, and any dissenting posts can guide the student in future work.

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