|Last updated 2005 August 17|
Reports will normally be handed in on or before the due date, to the course instructor at the beginning of the class on the due date. Should you need to submit the assignment earlier, then please submit it to the instructor in their office or in the Departmental office CSB 1003. Reports are to be handed in during normal Departmental business hours and are due by date and time given in the timetable. It is recommended that you hand in the reports at the lecture. Missing lectures while working on a report is a poor learning strategy.
If for any reason a report is incomplete, then you should submit, on or before the due date, all work done to date (organization counts) along with a note describing:
A copy of specifications is useless. I already have a copy. For readers of your reports they are uninteresting. Instead summarize, in your introduction, what you have done. Think of your reports as something you could take along to a job interview to show the kind of work you do. Just as artists of all kinds you need to collect a portfolio of your work. When someone asks what you have done you can give them example reports.
Do not use point format, except for the occasional list, or unless explicitly asked for. Use correct, grammatical sentences and paragraphs. Word processors and GNU emacs have spell checkers. There is a stand alone program, spell, on Prism. Use them.
One point of the exercises is for you to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned and are learning through doing the exercise. Another point is for me to see what you are doing and react appropriately so you can learn as much as possible. The answer is not the point.
In your reports be sure to cite the source of any material that you did not create yourself (no citation implicitly implies the work is yours). All information taken from external sources (everything which is not your own work) must be clearly indicated (verbatim items are quoted) and correctly referenced.
Even in the "real world" you are expected to cite where and how you obtained the answer so those people needing the report know how much trust to place in it.
Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations regarding plagiarism. Be sure to read the section "Senate Policy on Academic Honesty", and "Faculty of Arts Policy on Academic Dishonesty" of the York University Calendar. Also see On Academic Honesty.
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