Tutorial Grinnell College Fall, 2006
Computing: Limitations, Developments, and Ethical Issues

Fourth Writing Assignment

This tutorial has discussed six aspects of computing: artificial intelligence, expert systems, parallel algorithms, distributed systems, the limitations of computing, and ethical issues of computing. In the final paper, you are to investigate in more depth one aspect of one of these topics. The paper may explore an area you have already considered briefly in a previous paper, or you may explore a new topic. In any case, you will need to do library research covering at least five sources (with at least three from a printed source), and you will need to organize your ideas and findings in a 5-7 page paper. (As with Paper 3, articles from the library may include materials contained through electronic databases.)

For this paper, class deadlines will be somewhat different than for previous assignments. In particular, you can learn a great deal about writing and about subject matter by reading other papers. Thus, for this paper, the writing process will be divided into several steps as follows:

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