Calendar and Coursenotes: Fall 2007
This page will show what we cover each day, including the course notes covered in class. The full course notes covered during the semester can be found here.
Reading assignments are also posted for each week. The intention is that you will have finished the reading for that week by the end of the week (that is, typically you would be expected to read material after the associated lecture). However, some folks like to read it before the lecture, so I will try to get it up by the beginning of the week if I can. Note that reading for the week will often be relevent to the homework due the following Tuesday.
- Week 1: Introduction, WASI
- Week 2: WASI, Myers-Briggs test
Tuesday, August 28: Errors in reasoning, analyze the WASI (continued)
Reading assignment: "Errors in reasoning" material handed out last Thursday.
Thursday, August 30: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Reading Assignment: "Does Personality Matter? An Analysis of Code-Review Ability" by Da Cunha and Greathead.
Reading Assignment: Read about your identified type(s) at TypeLogic.
- Tuesday, August 28: Errors in reasoning, analyze the WASI (continued)
- Week 3: Pairs problem solving; Getting started with a problem
- Monday, September 3: Homework Assignment 2 due.
Tuesday, September 4: Pairs problem solving/thinking aloud
Reading assignment: Handout on role of "listener"
Informal assignment: Figure out who your class partner will be. Please send me email once you have a partner set.
Thursday, September 6: Getting started with a problem
Quiz on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Reading assignment: Chapters 1 and 2 of Levine
- Week 4: Verbal Reasoning and Analogy Problems
Tuesday, September 10: Verbal Reasoning Problems
Reading assignment: Read Learning Styles and Strategies
Reading assignment: Handout in class with sample answers for verbal reasoning problems (use as a template for Homework Assignment 3)
Thursday, September 12: Analogy Problems
- Friday, September 14: Homework Assignment 3 due.
- Tuesday, September 10: Verbal Reasoning Problems
- Week 5: Heuristics for problem solving "in the small"
- Week 6: Heuristics for problem solving "in the small"
- Week 7: Succeeding as a student;
Heuristics for problem solving
Tuesday, October 2: Succeeding as a student
Reading assignment: Handout: "Successful Students' Strategies for Getting Unstuck"
Homework Assignment 6 due.
Thursday, October 4: Heuristics for Problem Solving: Simplify
Mid-semester course evaluation
Reading Assignment: Chapter 8 in the Levin textbook
- Tuesday, October 2: Succeeding as a student
- Week 8: Heuristics for problem solving: Lateral thinking
Tuesday, October 9:
Analysis of trends and patterns, Einstellung
Reading Assignment: Chapter 9 in the Levin textbook
Homework Assignment 7 due.
Thursday, October 11: Lateral thinking, brainstorming
Reading Assignment: Chapter 10 in the Levin textbook
Friday, October 12:
Homework Assignment 8 due.
- Tuesday, October 9:
- Week 9: Heuristics for problem solving
- Week 10: Presentation and Argument
- Week 11: Problem-solving in Computer Science
- Week 12: Problem solving in-the-large
- Week 13: Problem solving in-the-large
- Week 14: Interpersonal problem solving
Tuesday, November 27: Interpersonal problem solving
Reading assignment: Chapters 11, 12, and 13 in the Levine textbook
- Thursday, November 29: WASI Post-test
- Tuesday, November 27: Interpersonal problem solving
- Week 15: Wrap Up
Monday, December 3:
Homework Assignment 14 due.
Tuesday, December 4: Wrap up and course evaluations
- Monday, December 3:
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