|Tutorial||Grinnell College||Fall, 2006|
|Computing: Limitations, Developments, and Ethical Issues|
Report Topic by: Thursday, November 9
Paper and Oral Report Due: Tuesday, November 14
During the October, the Tutorial is considering both various aspects of parallel algorithms and some categories of ``Risks'' that can arise from computing.
Related to this study, you should write a paper that explores one of the following topics thoughtfully in about 2 (but not more than 3) pages.
Your paper should be written for others in this tutorial. Thus, your description of algorithms or themes should provide adequate background for other tutorial students to understand the problems, solutions, and/or issues involved. Also, it will be necessary to keep the amount of jargon low, so that the reader will not be overwhelmed by specialized terminology.
If your paper follows option 2 and uses only your own ideas, then a bibliography may be unnecessary; in this case, your work does not draw upon ideas of others. Otherwise, as with all papers that draw upon ideas of others, you must cite other people's ideas in footnotes, and you must include a bibliography (including all references mentioned above).
You must use word processing software to prepare your paper, you must turn in 2 copies of your paper, and your paper must be printed on a laser-quality printer.
Discussion Presentation: Since each person in the tutorial will be considering a different topic, the class on November 2 will be devoted to brief (about 5 minute) presentations by each student concerning the material that he or she studied.
For this presentation, you will want to clearly identify your topic and highlight some of your main findings. As with the writing of a paper, you should state the topic, place the topic in context, and identify the organization of your remarks early in your talk.
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