To foster your understanding and integration of the readings, you will
be asked to turn in a number of "discussion notes " (see course schedule
for due dates; the notes are due at 2pm). The discussion notes will be
two-page critical commentaries on papers or lectures from the period
prior to and including the due date. These notes should NOT be summary
of what you have read or heard. Rather, they should be evaluative:
what's right about the paper and why? What's wrong with the paper?
What's missing from the paper? You might suggest an additional
study/experiment/analysis that would help resolve the issues raised in
the paper. Also, if you happen to know of literature from another area
of cognitive science that was not discussed in class but that is of
particular relevance to the issue you are addressing, you could
discuss that literature, but again, the point is to evaluate and
propose original ideas instead of just summarize.
Note that it should go without saying that the work you turn in
for this class will represent your own efforts. Plagiarism--that is,
turning in work that is not your own--will merit an F (specifically, a
zero) for the assignment in question. Copying material from a
published (or unpublished) source without proper citation and without
the use of quotation marks constitutes plagiarism.
Tue Aug 30 23:22:35 CDT 2005