Weekly progress reports

 

Weight: 20%

Date: Wednesday of the week

 

Description: Each week, the student is expected to submit a report on (i) the amount of time spent in reading, experiments, and coding together with (ii) notes with sufficient details on reading, experiments, and coding. The lowest 2 scores on the reports will be dropped from the evaluation.

 

Assessment: Up to 3 points for each report according to the rubrics below.

(i)                  Record of time spent: The report will get 0 points if there is no record of the amount of time spent in reading, experiments, and coding.

(ii)                Notes on reading, experiments, and coding: For reading, the student needs to write done a few paragraphs as evidence of and reflection on new concepts he/she has learned through the reading this week. For experiments and coding, the student needs to describe the experiments and coding he/she has done this week and the results he/she got.

       3 points (Good): The notes solidly reflect reading, experiments, and coding done, consistent with the amount of time spent in the work.

       2 points (Insufficient): More details should be provided in the notes to better reflect the amount of time spent in the work.

       1 point (Inadequate): A lot more details should be provided in the notes to better reflect the amount of time spent in the work.

       0 point (Unacceptable): There is no report on the amount of time spent. Or the notes are far too sketchy to reflect anything about time spent in the work.