WPI Social Implications Of Computing 2011 A Term
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Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in any form.

14 classes

Grading policy is subject to change.

You must submit every paper and the term project/paper assignment to pass the class.

If you have an average >= 90% you will be assured an A. Otherwise your final grade depends on the performance of the class as a whole.

Points Weight Description Due
Class Discussion 20 20% 1.5 points per class for discussion. Please participate in each class.
Present In Class 10 10% Present a topic of special interest to you in class and lead class discussions. Slides and other presentation materials due 24 hours before class.
Term Project/Paper 25 25% Details of point breakdown will be found with project details. Due second to last day of class
Papers 30 30% Estimated 7 single page papers at 5 points each. The lowest paper grade will be dropped. Due by beginning of class.
Quizzes 15 15% Expect 6 quizzes worth 3 points each on the assigned reading material. Each quiz will be cumulative. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Given at the beginning of class. Don't be late.
Final Exam - Optional 100 0% or 15% An optional Final Exam will be offered to those wishing to replace their class discussion grade. Will be given last day of class after student presentations are done.
Extra Credit 10 ? I hope to give 10 extra credit opportunities during the course worth 1-2 points each. The weight will depend on what those opportunities end up being. Due by beginning of class.
  • Papers
    • +1 point - Turn in paper
    • +1 point - Make point
    • +1 point - Defend point
    • +1 point - State possible counter point
    • +1 point - Respond to counter point
    • -1 point - May be deducted for poor writing quality
    • -1 point - May be deducted if you fail to provide references for the facts you use in your paper.
  • Present In Class
    • 4 points - Quality of material prepared for presentation
    • 4 points - Presenting in class
    • 2 points - Answering questions and reply to counter points raised during discussion

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