CS 755 - Guidelines for Short Reviews

After week 5 of the term, each class will typically have several assigned papers. Students are expected to read all these papers before class. In addition, by 5:00 PM of the day prior to class, every student is required to submit a short summary/review of each of the papers as PDF by email to the instructor.

Each review should be about 3/4 to 1 page in length, and should present key ideas from the paper. Each review should be self-contained, i.e., it should be possible to understand the summary without having read the full paper.

Since space is limited, it is not possibly include everything from the paper in the summary. The key task is to decide what to present and what to leave out. The summary must be written in your own words. Any quotations should be brief and properly identified and attributed.

The following points should be addressed: