8.0.0.6

Assessment

You must email me an evaluation of your peer’s presentation by the end of the afternoon of the presentation day.

The assessment must consist of two parts: one on the content, another on the presentation itself. Use the following skeleton to organize your response.

    Title:

    

    Presenter:

    

    Part I: The Ideas

    

      -- Which are the major, distinct ideas that were covered?

    

      -- How do the ideas build on each other?

    

      -- How do the ideas differ from each other?

    

    

    Part II: The Presentation

    

      -- Was the presenter able to explain the idea in his/her own words?

         Did the explanations feel like copy-and-paste from the articles?

    

      -- Did the ideas come through? Die they get buried in details?

         Did the presenter clarify which details supported which ideas?

    

      -- Did the presenter use the blackboard space in a meaningful manner?

    

      -- Did the presenter manage time appropriately?

         Was the time spent on various things correspond to their relative importance?

    

      -- Was the articulation clear and directed to the audience?

The questions are meant to help you reflect on the presentations. Literal one-sentence answers to these questions demonstrate a lack of maturity.

Era Ideas must be understood in the context of their era. But, it is also important to understand how ideas from the past (do not) influence the world of ideas today. In this spirit, you may wish to reflect on the connection of the presented ideas to present-day work in the programming-languages research area and individual programming languages themselves.