Talk:History of computing
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raghunandanan 05:30, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Questions from student[edit source]
Hello, I started the course today but 1) there is no assignment yet, 2) pages mentioned for summarizing exercise by students do not correspond to a browsers pages, do you mean the article's page number inside the pdf version? Because it was unclear, I dont think my summaries are that good... you can read them here: http://annawikiversity.blogspot.com/ --Annnor 07:13, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
- Hello. Learning at wikiversity is self-paced so feel free to proceed at a rate that feels comfortable for you. I did not work on this lesson but it looks to me like the page numbers are saying that you should write a 4 page paper on the topic. Personally, I would suggest you write something of a length that you feel convers the subject well. Just to let you know, you can also write your assignments here at wikiversity instead of on a blog as you did. This encourages others to share what they have learned and help the next person that would like to study the subject. There is no single correct way to learn here at wikiversity so feel free to try different things. Please contact me if you have any questions or need help. The history of computer science is an interest of mine, and it is likely that I could help you. --mikeu talk 18:40, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
What does the PP stand for? Penned page? Why isn't the unabbreviated form used once to explain as part of a standard style guide in the template? If its used across the site without an explanation its another stumbling block that could be cleared up by someone familiar with editting templates. I'd do it myself but I haven't gotten 10 edits done yet so it'd just get reverted. (C. Calthrop 20:19, 9 January 2011 (UTC))
- pp. is an abbreviation for pages. Feel free edit the page if you think the change would make it clearer. --mikeu talk 16:27, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
The Assignment section originally had a link to https://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/GRE/pdf/CompSci.pdf. That link is no longer valid, as the GRE computer science test was discontinued. There is a major field test for computer science with the exam outline available at https://www.ets.org/s/mft/pdf/2011/mft_testdesc_compsci_4hmf.pdf . This outline does not include a section on the history of computing, however.
The Assignment section has been updated with the link provided by User:Marypublic.