reading responses

For each paper that you read this term, do the following:

  1. citation (0.5 points)
    For papers, note the complete bibliographic information of the work. Include all authors' names, full title of the paper, volume in which it was found (i.e., conference proceedings, journal, magazine or periodical), date when it was published and, if available, the publisher, the page number(s) of the work in the volume in which it appeared and the names of the editor(s) of the volume (or book). Include the same information for a book, but you do not need to include the periodical volume information, since it does not pertain. If your reference is a web page, note the "accessed" date, i.e., the date that you looked up the page and include the complete URL.
  2. message (1 point)
    What is the paper's "take-away" message? What do you think the author(s) really wanted you to learn and/or remember the most from reading the paper? If you read the paper today, what do you think you'll remember about it tomorrow?
    Note that the answers to these last two questions aren't necessarily the same! (if not, why not?)

  3. contribution (1 point)
    Do you think the paper makes a positive or negative contribution to the field? Explain which you choose and why; be sure to include the name of the field(s) that you feel the article impacts.
    A positive contribution helps a field advance, either scientifically, technically or socially. A negative contribution takes away from the field. Some messages can have both types of impact. For example, proving that smoking cigarettes causes cancer has a positive impact on the health field, but a negative impact on the tobacco industry.
  4. recommendation (1 point)
    Did you like the paper? Did you think it was a good paper? Was it easy to read, or not? if not, why not? What did you like/dislike about the article?
  5. connection (1 point)
    How does the paper relate to the textbook material, in particular to the chapter assigned for the same week? Does the paper complement the textbook? Does it contradict the textbook? Does it provide more detailed information? Does it provide an example application?

  6. follow-up (0.5 points)
    List any "secondary references" that the paper which you think might be interesting and/or relevant for you to read as well. Note as much bibliographic information as you can in order to help locate the paper when you are ready to read it.
5 points total
Please email me your reading response (PDF format preferred) before midnight on the Tuesday before we discuss the article in class.