Academic Skills in Computer Science
Academic Skills in Computer Science
Course with SWS 2/2/0 (lecture/exercise/practical) in SS 2020
- Oral exam
Due to the current COVID19 situation, this course will be held virtually until further notice. The content of the lecture will be made available as videos (i.e. slideshows with audio comments). The first uploads are now available. See below for the format of the tutorials.
This lecture is aiming at providing basic skills in reading, understanding, and evaluating scientific articles, and in presenting scientific results in presentations and publications. It includes topics like citations and bibliographic data in scientific publications, selection of topics, examples, and results for an oral presentation, preparation of slides and other materials for oral presentations as well as selecting, structuring, and writing scientific articles. The lecture will include practical training in reading and reviewing scientific articles, in preparing and giving presentations, and in setting up and writing short scientific articles. The topics will be selected from Computational Logic. Hence, some familiarity with propositional and first-order logic is assumed.
The lectures and exercise classes generally take place on the following dates:
- Lecture: Monday, DS2 (09:20–10:50) in room APB E005
- Exercise: Tuesday DS5 (14:50–16:20) in room APB E001
Exercises & Tutorials
This course is about teaching skills, and thus the focus of most exercises lies on *doing* something rather than on obtaining a specific answer. Frequently, exercises will not have a single correct solution, but rather allow for multiple different strategies. Hence, please work through the tasks on each week's exercise sheet on your own. Feel free to discuss any questions you might have on the OPAL Forum. We will discuss each exercise sheet during the following week's exercise session, in the form of an interactive meeting.
- The next interactive discussion session will be on 2020-07-14, starting 14:50 using the BigBlueButton service.
Mock Conference on Academic Skills in Computer Science
We are conducting a mock conference to demonstrate the paper submission and reviewing process. Submissions and Reviews are now closed.
ExaminationsExaminations will take the form of a 20-minute oral exam. We plan to conduct the examinations primarily in the last week of July, i.e., between 2020-07-27 and 2020-07-31. Please contact Prof. Rudolph to schedule an exam date.
Several general guides to writing and to scientific writing in computer science in particular exist.
The lecture most strongly uses:
- Justin Zobel: Writing for Computer Science 3rd edition, Springer, 2014.
Some relevant content is also found in:
- Christian W. Dawson: Projects in Computing and Information Systems: A Student’s Guide 2nd edition, Addison Wesley, 2009
|Lecture||Introduction and Motivation||DS2, April 6, 2020 in APB E005||File|
|Lecture||The Research Process||DS2, April 20, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2, File 3|
|Exercise||Research & Publishing||DS5, April 21, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Jundging Research Quality||DS2, April 27, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2, File 3|
|Exercise||Finding Literature||DS5, April 28, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Reading||DS2, May 4, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Reading More Literature||DS5, May 5, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Planning Your Research||DS2, May 11, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Reading Even More Literature||DS5, May 12, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Writing Research Reports||DS2, May 18, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Structuring Research||DS5, May 19, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Writing Research Reports ctd.||DS2, May 25, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Towards Writing||DS5, May 26, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Writing Research Reports fin.||DS2, June 8, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Writing and Structure||DS5, June 9, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Typesetting in LaTeX||DS2, June 15, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Writing & Typesetting||DS5, June 16, 2020 in||File 1, File 2|
|Lecture||LaTeX / Persuasive Writing||DS5, June 22, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Advanced LaTeX||DS5, June 23, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Oral Presentations (1)||DS2, June 29, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||More Advanced LaTeX||DS5, June 30, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Oral Presentations (2)||DS2, July 6, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||Oral Presentations||DS5, July 7, 2020 in||File|
|Lecture||Good Academic Conduct and Research Ethics||DS2, July 13, 2020 in APB E005||File 1, File 2|
|Exercise||More Presentations||DS5, July 14, 2020 in||File|