CS 5014: Grading

Grades this semester will be based on a point system as described below.

An important goal is to keep this system as flexible as possible. The emphasis in many of the activities is on doing things that will help you understand and get excited about the CS research going on at Virginia Tech, and provide you with experiences that will help move your own research activities forward.

Feel free to ask questions and propose other activities that you feel are consistent with the goals of the course.

This page will be updated often, so please check back frequently.

To get and A for the course, you need to accumulate 1600 points.

Task Due Points
Homework problems based on Jain material 10/29 200
Homework problems based on Higham material: Part I 11/12 50
Homework problems based on Higham material: Part II 11/14 50
Homework problems based on Higham material: Part III 11/28 50
Homework problems based on Higham material: Part IV 11/28 50
Test on Jain material 11/12
100
Identify and rank the journals in a research area 10/29 100
A literature survey 11/26 200
Review a paper 12/14 150
Write a summary of the research activities of a faculty member or group at VT 12/3 200
Summarize a call for proposals 12/12 100
Write a research proposal 12/12 250
Summarize and critique a departmental seminar 12/12 100
Mini-research project + oral presentation 12/12 300
Mini-research project + poster presentation 12/12 300
Mini-research project + paper 12/12 500
Mini-research project + poster + oral presentation 12/12 400
Mini-research project + paper + oral presentation 12/12 600

CS 5014, C. J. Ribbens, last updated 11/3/2001