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TDDD65 6 hp /Introduction to the Theory of Computation

Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies, HT 2016


Timetable

There will be lectures, seminars and group meetings all of which are mandatory. A timetable for 732A60 /723A42 is available here. Note that all deadlines are marked in the time table in TimeEdit.

General information

Goals

The objective of this part of the course is to prepare you for advanced academic studies and also to let you learn the academic culture in general. The course in Advanced academic studies gives you opportunity to practice academic writing and learn how to review scientific work. You will also learn about the university rules, organization and ethical rules of LiU as well as the academic culture in Sweden.

After the course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the most important characteristics of a summary
  • Use quotations and references in an appropriate manner
  • Begin to apply critical feedback to your own and others' work
  • Know how to apply the ethical code of academia in your own studies
  • Have knowledge of the basic rules and regulations for advanced studies at Swedish universities, especially at LiU
  • Be able to improve your written (and spoken) English

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree and all specific requirements for admission to the respective master's program at LiTH. We also expect you to have the ability to write a correct and fluent text in English. If you need help in writing English, there is excellent support offered: Academic English Support at Linköping University.

Contents

Academic writing, quality assessment, review of scientific work, constructive criticism, university rules, organization and ethical rules, rules on citation and reference, academic culture, library facilities and literature search.

Reading

Slides (will be updated during the course)

Examination

NOTE! We use Webreg to keep track of your results. Register yourself in the Webreg system.

The course is examined through the following requirements:

  • Mandatory presence in all scheduled lectures, seminars, supervision meetings (see Timetable above)
  • A summary assignment
  • A review assignment

You will read a scientific article and write a individual summary, and later an individual critical review of the article. You should use the templates for your hand-ins. You will receive comments and feedback from your supervisor and will use these comments to improve your assignment.

Templates for writing assignments

LaTeX: For students who would like to use LaTeX instead of MS Word, use this LaTeX template or this LyX template, together with this bib-file.

Summary assignment work steps

  1. Read workshop article and prepare by listing the main points from the article
  2. Seminar where we practice writing a summary
  3. Read article for summary assignment.
    • STAT students will write a summary using the following article: Fawcett, Tom, and Foster Provost. "Adaptive fraud detection." Data mining and knowledge discovery. 13 (1997): 291-316. For STAT students, the summary paper must be written in Latex or LyX (Word is not accepted!). The paper should contain at least one figure and at least one table in the appendix that support your statements in the summary. You send the PDF file to olesy12.liu@analys.urkund.se and you send me also Latex (Lyx) and .bib files to my usual email address: oleg.sysoev@liu.se
    • CS students will write a summary using this article: Andre N. Meyer, Thomas Fritz, Gail C. Murphy, and Thomas Zimmermann. Software Developers' Perceptions of Productivity. FSE '14: Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ACM - Association for Computing Machinery, November 2014. You send the PDF file to ritko75.liu@analys.urkund.se
  4. Hand in your draft summary electronically (for deadline: see Timetable). Instructions:
    1. Your summary should be approximately 400 words.
    2. Name your file: TDDD65_draft_summary_"your program"_"your LiU-ID".pdf
    3. Email to "your_supervisor".liu@analys.urkund.se with the subject TDDD65: draft summary, "your program", "your LiU-ID" (replace your_supervisor with ritko75 or olesy12)
  5. Feedback meeting with your supervisor. Receive comments on draft
  6. Hand in the final version of your summary (for deadline: see Timetable). Instructions:
    1. Your summary should be approximately 400 words.
    2. Name your file: TDDD65_final_summary_"your program"_"your LiU-ID".pdf
    3. Email to "your_supervisor".liu@analys.urkund.se with the subject TDDD65: final summary, "your program", "your LiU-ID" (replace your_supervisor with ritko75 or olesy12)

Critical review work steps

  1. Read workshop article and prepare by listing the main points from the article
  2. Seminar where we practice writing a critical review

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Last updated: 2016-09-13