User:Eml4500.f08/Comments to classes
Comments to classes:
- For each HW report, please add a section at the end, listing ONLY the contributing team members to that HW report. An example is given in this HW1 report.
- If you divide your HW report into different parts, each part located in a different user sub-page, you want to link the archived version of these different parts of your HW report into a single wiki page to submit.
- For example: Team FEABBQ: HW1 AB, Combined HW1 wiki page; Use the team coordinator's user namespace, or create a separate team user account; Use your team's user namespace, NOT the main namespace of wikiversity (note the "resource" tab that indicates the main namespace, whereas the "about username" tab indicates the user namespace).
- Here is another example of using the main namespace (notice the "resource" tab) instead of a user namespace. A list of HW report wiki pages under the main namespace is given in the discussion (talk) page of this wiki page; please visit this list to move your wiki pages from the main namespace to your team's user namespace.
- For the Team discussion wiki page, create a separate user sub-page or use the discussion section ("discussion" tab, known as the user "talk" page) of your HW wiki page. For example, Team Echo's wiki page is a user sub-page of a team member. Look at their To do list; the discussion tab (or talk page) of this wiki page can be used as a place for discussion among team members to coordinate the work.
- If you are concerned that other teams might copy/plagiarize your current HW report before submission, you may want to use the approach that I discussed in class some time ago. If you are not clear about this approach, check with your team or other students. If you are still not clear, ask me again; I did write about it in a course web page.
- Type up all equations using the
<math>...</math>command. Do NOT type equations using Words and then scan and upload the equation images.
- For each uploaded image, always provide a description and licensing information using existing ready-to-use template; see the images in Team Delta_6's HW1 report as examples.
- Do NOT scan your hand-written classnotes and then upload the image. Type your classnotes in the wiki page.
- One team still has its work on wikipedia; please move your work to wikiversity. (Both classes have moved to wikiversity a long time ago.)
- Improving a previously submitted archived HW report for some more points: After the archived version of a HW report (e.g., HW1) had been submitted, at the deadline of a subsequent HW report (e.g., HW2), you can do the following:
- Incorporate your team's contributions into the main text of a previously submitted HW report, i.e, remove the collapsible table structure and incorporate the content of these tables into the main text of this HW report. If you want a collapsible table to be an integral part of your wiki HW report, such as the collapsible tables in the article Stress (physics), current version, you don't have to remove it, but you want to change its title, i.e., you no longer need to identify its content as your team's contribution; instead, simply state its content in the table title.
- In case there were errors in your previous HW report, correct any possible errors, and put the corrected portion in a collapsible table.
- Improve your previously submitted HW report (e.g., HW1) with new contributions in collapsible tables clearly marked "new contributions". Points will be given to these new contributions.
- True to the spirit of the Creative Commons license and the GNU Free Documentation License (copyleft), you can incorporate the best features of other teams' previously submitted archived HW report, provided that you cite their contributions by referencing their archived HW report; see an example below.
- Please note that the "no copyright violation and no plagiarism" requirement continues to hold for any current (new) HW report that has not been submitted. Only once the archived version of a HW report had been submitted that the Creative Commons license and the GNU Free Documentation License (copyleft) are applied to allow for use in improving a previously submitted archived HW report.
- Submit the archived version of this improved HW report together with the archived version of the current HW report before the deadline for the current HW report. Improving your past HW reports is a way to get some more points for your previously submitted archived HW report. The grading of an improved previously submitted HW report would be slower than for the current HW report, i.e., you may hear about the grade change of your improved HW report some time after you get your grade for your current HW report.
- Due to the budget cut (not enough TA time), grading and/or detailed grading may not be possible; on the other hand, some help would be considered.
Example of incorporating and citing other teams' archived HW report:
The following conventions should be followed for all finite element truss problems (see Section "1.3 Finite Element Notation" in Team Echo's HW1 report, 20:03, 12 September 2008). They are intended to assist in computation.
- Global Nodes shall be labeled with a circle around the node number.
- Local Nodes shall be labeled with a square around the node number.
- Elements shall be labeled with a triangle around the node number.
- Displacement notation shall include the element number in parenthesis in the upper-right corner. The lower-right corner shall include the internal force number of the element.