Summary: Grading for 7100 Project
Objective Did the author clearly state his/her 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 within the
last five years)? 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
made consistent with the target document, and is the number of such copied figures