Each group will create a written report, which may include charts and sketches if deemed appropriate. The report must include the names of all team members.
An electronic copy of the text must also be submitted to the instructor by electronic mail. The electronic copy should be in plain text (ascii). It should be in the body of the email message, not an attachment. Optionally, groups may submit their projects electronically as html, but that should still be in plain text. The only exception is that if any graphics are included, they may (indeed, must) be sent as attachments. Note it is likely that some information in the written report will be lost.
Alternative: In place of submitting the electronic copy directly, students may create a web page and communicate the url for the web page.
The reports should be prepared so that they would be understood by students with backgrounds similar to those of the students in the class. No prior knowledge of the project should be necessary to fully understand what the assignment was. The report should not contain a reproduction of this sheet; the report must be understandable simply because it is clearly written.
Reports should be mostly self-contained in that they generally should not require the reader to check outside sources, or to trust outside sources, to verify any information. If any formulas are used, they should be explained and, if not generally known by the typical college student, derived. For example, one would not need to derive the formula for the area of a circle but one would need to derive the formula for the present value of an annuity.
Use may be made of standard software, such as spreadsheets. In such cases, their use must be completely explained.
Students who are able to program in standard languages may do so with the permission of the instructor.
Research may be done using Internet, but no use may be made of sites which do calculations for users.
It is recommended that each team member carefully analyze the completed report prior to its submission from the perspective of someone who has no knowledge of the project to make sure that it is written clearly enough, with sufficient explanation so that, for example, someone reading the report would be able to reproduce exactly the same calculations included without looking at those calculations.
All reports will be posted on the course home page.
Students who do not submit their individual confidential reports by the due date will be penalized. Also, if there is a general consensus within a group that some team members did not contribute their fair share, those students will be penalized.
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Anthony Calandro, Chris Cardenas, Kevin Daigle, Sara Dobensky, Matthew Stone, Justin Toro
Chase Chemero, Daniel Hanley, Sonja Henst, Luis Macancela, Maxim Shorey, Thanh Tran
Agne Bileviciute, Karen Carlson, Robert Deschino, Daniel Marcil, Brandon Sweet
Chad Boulier, Joseph Ciarleglio, Michelle Gravel, Sara Lima, Cristina Nocito
Timothy Cawley, Daniel Curtis, Igli Cyreku, Luis Enriquez, Fernando Piedra, Jonathan Trudeau
Michael Bogush, Frank Caruso, Timothy Gaipa, Blayze Markoya, Steven Panzella, Shawn Smith
Manal Ahmad, Leo Carey, Eric Demmons, Ryan McNally, David Sanchez, Eric Trimborn
Tyler Larrivee, Stephen Miske, Pedro Muniz, Habibullah Olomi, Theodore Petrahai