Guidelines for CS340 Paper
. In general, the following guide lines should be followed.
· The paper should be between 4 and 5 pages in length, double spaced, using a 10 or 12 point font, with 1 inch margins.
· The paper should have a minimum of 5 references. That is, the paper should contain information gathered from several sources. It should not be just a paraphrase of one article.
· Because the technology changes so rapidly, your best resource will most likely be from the Internet.
· The paper must contain a proper bibliography and citations. Please use a style manual—it is not important which one—if you are not sure of the proper form. The citations can be in the form of a footnote, an endnote, or the style that is more common in technical journals. The following example illustrates this.
Suppose I am doing a paper on message routing in a multi-computer, and one of the articles I am using for a reference has the bibliographical reference:
J. Glass and Lionel M. Ni, “The Turn Model for Adaptive Routing”, in Proceedings of the 19th Annual International
Symposium on Computer Architecture, (
When I cite something from this paper, it would look like: Glass and Ni proposed a solution to the problem of deadlock in wormhole routing called the Turn Model .
· Remember that you must cite your references for a direct quotation and for ideas that are not your own. A 3-5 page paper without any citations would be very unusual. If you are citing a document you found on the Web, you must also include the URL (Universal Resource Location; for example, the URL for the Computer Science department home page is http://odin.wosc.osshe.edu). The following is an example of a bibliography entry from a document obtained from the web.
J. Gosling, “The Java Language Environment,” white paper, Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, CA, 1995; http://java.sun.com.
· Please proofread your paper carefully. It is quite acceptable to have someone else read your paper and make suggestions. The paper will be graded using the following distributions
50% Content What you say
30% Presentation How you say it
20% Mechanics Spelling, Grammar, References, Citations
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