Summary: Grading for 7910 Project
Objective Did the authors clearly state their objective in the abstract and throughout the
paper? Can I tell easily what the objective of the work it? Does the research support this
objective? Does the author sell his/her ideas?
Previous Work Do the authors adequately describe previous work in their own words? Is
the previous work understandable?
References Do the authors have adequate references (5-10, many of which are after 2000,
at least two strong references for the proposal)? Are the references complete (author,
publication, title, volume, page numbers)? Are the references from respected sources
(IEEE or ACM publications or conferences rather than trade journals or unreferreed
publications from web sites)? Are the references from a variety of authors rather than all
from the same research group? Are references cited correctly throughout the report (in the
same way that articles cite references)? For each paragraph, it is clear whether the material
is original or a paraphrase of a specific reference? Are direct quotations minimized? If
figures are copied from another source, is the original reference clearly cited for the origin
of the figure?
Creativity Does the project incorporate the authors' own opinions or ideas? Will anyone
care what they have done? Are the tests created to generate non-obvious results? Does the
project idea have a possibility of being published (if several more months of work were
added)? If figures are copied from a cited source, is the cite referenced, the figure numbers