Instructor: Dongwon Lee
critique is required to have 5-6 paragraphs (1-2 pages) consisting of:
examples critiques for the paper, "Accessibility of Information on the
Web" by Steve Lawrence and C. Lee Giles.
exam question (1 paragraph)
to split "Comments" in the examples into Pros & Cons in your
How to evalute the critiques?
an academic world, research articles need to go through rigorous
peer-review process to appear in journals or conferences. As such,
being able to read others' research articles and critique them is very
important. In IST 511, we adopt the review model of academic
conferences. That is, each student acts on two roles: authors
and PC members.
- Authors: Each week,
students need to pick one article from the corresponding week's reading
list and submit a brief (1-2 pages) critique of the article.
- PC (Program Committee) Members: Each
week, one student will
be pre-selected as PC (i.e., judge) and evaluate the submitted
critiques. Then, he/she will rate the critiques as either Reject, Neutral, or Accept (with 3:4:3 ratio). This
rating will be incorporated into the final grading.
will act as the PC Chair of a
conference and may adjust the rating, etc.
assignments start from Oct. 2 week materials.
- All critiques are
due on every Monday 11am.
- If you are PC for
the week, you do NOT need to turn in critiques -- your job for the week
is to rate others' critiques.
- Drop them into
- Students are
allowed to omit
up to ONE reading assignment.
- Late submission
will NOT be accepted as in conference paper dues.