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OverviewIn this course, the students will learn to think like a writer. By writing a literature review paper and a research paper in their area of research, the students will learn the basics of writing a computer science paper.
The course will consist of three types of sessions. I will lead a few sessions discussing the research skills and thinking necessary to write a paper. The writing center will lead group sessions during which you will discuss what you have learnt and your sample writing with your peers. In the individual sessions, the writing consultant will offer tips and suggestions customized to strengthen your writing. We will meet for an hour approximately once a week. I expect you to spend another hour or two working on your writing as a part of this course every week. You do not get any official credit for this course. If you need credit, you can do this as an independent study with your Ph.D. advisor.
The students meet with a writing center consultant for individual feedback once during October 11 - October 26 and once during November 19 - December 5.
Tips for Writing Technical Papers by Jennifer Widom.
The Literature Review by unknown at Univ. Huddersfield.
Writing reviews for systems conferences by Timothy Roscoe.
You and Your Research by Richard Hamming (tr. J. F. Kaiser).