For each paper that you read this term, do the following:
5 points total
- 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.
- 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?)
- 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.
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
Please email me your reading response (PDF format preferred) before
midnight on the Tuesday before we discuss the article in class.