COM1370 Summer 2002 - Project "Homestretch" -- Deadlines
Created August 3, 2002 by Professor Futrelle, Northeastern Univ.
Deadlines, August 12th and August 22nd
This is important new information. Your first major project submission, with
documentation and working code on the CCS Unix systems
is due by midnight, Monday, August 12th.
Credit for this first project submission is 15% of your total course grade.
The final version of the project
is due by midnight, Thursday, August 22nd,
the last day of classes for this Summer Quarter.
Credit for the final version will be 25% of your total course grade.
That and the 15% for the first major report will total 40%, which
is the portion of the total course credit apportioned for your project.
We will do our best to get some feedback to you rapidly after the August 12th
due date, in case you need to do some final tweaks. If you are able to get
a preliminary version to us before the 12th, all the better, because we can
get feedback to you sooner.
What to do and hand in
- Place your source and compiled code on the College's Unix
system and tell us path to your files. Mail the location to Ms. Zhang
firstname.lastname@example.org including your
project title and both partner's names. Be sure to make your email
subject line clear and informative.
Check that your code is accessible by having one project partner try to
access the code in the other partner's directory location.
- Have a brief plain text Readme file in your code directory that explains
- What we should run.
- How to interact with your code, if that's the
way it is set up.
- What we should expect to see as the output/display/results
of running your code.
- What computer graphics principles and techniques
are demonstrated by your system. (The remainder of your explanation,
and a discussion of your design and implementation will be in the
Project Report described below.)
Turn in a reasonably complete first draft of your Project Report.
You may post this report on your site,
but you must turn in a hardcopy no later than the
beginning of class, Wednesday, August 14th.
Since this is just your first draft, it would be far better for
you and for us if you could hand in this draft at the beginning
of class on Monday the 12th.
The report should contain the following, at a minimum:
- What graphics principles and techniques are being used and/or
demonstrated by your project.
- How the principles and techniques were implemented in your code.
- What parts were difficult or not so difficult and which were
rewarding or not. Please be specific.
- What you feel you accomplished and what you would have still liked
- Diagrams or screen shots that demonstrate the principles and/or
show your system's output. Diagrams are a required part of your report,
whether they show data structures or output to the screen.
After all, this is course about graphics.
Your diagrams can be hand-drawn, on separate pages if you like, to make
your report easier to prepare. Just be neat and include some text with
your diagrams that explain what they're about.
- A list of web pages, books (which sections in particular) or
articles you used to help you build your system.
Do this in the standard way (there are many sources of information
about how to do this, e.g.,
- The electronic version of your Project Report can be in any format
you like, but you are still required to hand in a hardcopy that we
can read and mark up. For example, your Report could be created as a web
page or set of web pages at some URL we can access.
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