TDDC87 Introduction to IT infrastructures
The course has the following examination items:
- Written report 2,5 ECTS
- Hand-in exercises 1,5 ECTS
Instructions for the reaction paper (reflection):
For each lecture given by Juha Takkinen, you will write a reaction paper, which means 4 papers in total.
Requirements on the reaction paper:
- must be based on relevant course literature for the lecture,
- independence---not only a summary of the course literature,
- readability must be good,
- submitted in time,
- 1-2 pages, single-line space, Times 12 pt (or equivalent serif font), max three header levels, all numbered
- on each page header there must the course code, your name and student account ID. Example: "TDDC87 Simon Studentsson simst000".
- use the citation method: extract key sentences from the literature and react on them,
- you are assumed to react on the subject, not on the lecturer or the lecture,
- always attach a list of references and refer to it when you write,
- check your text for spelling and grammar errors before handing in,
- connect to the course literature as you write,
- use many examples,
- have an opinion of your own,
- do not be afraid to change your opinion during the course,
- use an academic writing style.
Create a pdf file of your reaction paper. Name the file according to the pattern coursecode-ref_nr-accoundID.pdf. Example: tddc87-ref1-simst000.pdf (everything in lower case), where "ref1" stands for reaction paper 1, numbered after the order of the lectures by Juha Takkinen.
Then, format an e-mail message with the subject "TDDC87: Reaction 1" (if the first paper), attach the paper in pdf and sent it all to the address email@example.com.
If your paper is incomplete you get the opportunity to hand in a correction. In this case, add "c1" after the paper number in the filename (and "c2" if it is the second time correcting the same paper, etc.); with the above example: tddc87-ref1c1-simst000.pdf. Also, add ", correction " followed by the number to the subject, e.g., "TDDC87:Reaction 1, correction 1".
The last day for handing in reaction papers is, for Juha Takkinen's
- two first lectures, November 20 at 5:00 P.M., and for the
- two last lectures, November 27 at 5:00 P.M.
The papers are graded within a week from the submission deadline. If you are asked to send in a correction, do it within a week.
Grading is based on the following aspects:
- the paper feels well worked-out
- the author is independent and has an opinion
- uses relevant literature
- uses the correct terminology
- the paper is well-structured and clear
- good language
The reaction papers are graded U, 3, 4, or 5 (F, C, B, or A in ECTS).
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Last updated: 2009-11-03