資訊文獻導讀

Fall 2006
Prof. Yukon Chang

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The following is a list of handouts and papers to be covered in the course.

Date

Article/Link

Description

11/9/2006

Midterm Exam

The midterm exam will be held next week in class at 3119.

11/1/2006

Version 0.44

Latest of the analysis program

11/6/2006

No assignment this week

The midterm exam is coming next week. To give you more time to prepare for the exam, the sentence-a-week assignments are pushed back a week. You don’t have to turn in assignment 5 next week (11/13-11/17).

11/6/2006

Voice & Tense

This ppt file explains how to deal with voice and tense questions.

11/1/2006

Version 0.43

Latest of the analysis program

11/1/2006

General comments on assignments

1.     Make your links clickable

2.     Double check your links to see if it becomes broken after a few days (or add a link to a copy of the original page)

3.     Add a self-assessment at the end of the page. Do you think your translation makes sense? What score will you give to yourself? The latest version of my program (version 0.43) leaves spaces at the end of the page for you to fill in your answers.

10/30/2006

Corrected Version of Sentence-a-Week

Once your sentence-a-week assignment is commented, you should write a corrected version based on my comments. Name the corrected version assignment1p.htm, assignment2p.htm, etc. The grade you received depends on both the original and the corrected versions of your assignment.

10/23/2006

Key to S+V practice

Click here to download the solution to the finite verb practice problem.

Click here to download the solution to S+V practice problem.

10/16/2006

Yet another newer version of S/W

This version has a textbook where you can write in the questions.

10/16/2006

Subject-Verb practice

It is apparent that many students have difficulties with identifying subject and verb in a sentence. Please download this word file, which contains several handy keyboard macros, and do the S+V identification practice. In addition to the sentences that come with the file, you can also paste in other articles and still take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts.

10/11/2006

A newer version of sentence analysis tool

I managed to work on the tool a little bit during the past weekend, so here is a new version of the sentence analysis tool. Several buttons are moved to the menu bar, but the most significant enhancement is the instant dictionary look-up when you right-click a word. Give it a try, it’s quite handy.

10/5/2006

Vocabulary Assignments

You wouldn’t be able to go very far with a poor vocabulary. This is as good a time as any to start building your vocabulary. Each week you are to collect no fewer than 50 words that you encounter in a text file, which is then to be uploaded to freefall under the name of w05.txt, w06.txt, etc. (The letter “w” in the file name stands for “week”, and the number indicates the week into the semester.) Please refer to this example for the format to be followed in this assignment.

10/5/2006

Sentence-A-Week Assignments

Now that each of you has an account on freefall, the sentence-a-week assignment can start rolling. Choose one of the most challenging sentences you encounter in a week and analyze it with the tool provided below. Upload the analysis to freefall three days before the lecture so that I get a chance to grade your assignments. If you are in Thursday class, the deadline is midnight on every Monday starting 10/16. If you are in Monday class, the deadline is midnight on every Friday starting 10/13.

9/25/2006

分析句子的工具軟體

This is a prototype version of a software tool to reduce the tedious work of writing down a detailed analysis of an English sentence.

9/18/2006

ACM TechNews

This web site summarizes computer-related news three times a week for IT professionals. Many articles will be used as starting points of discussion in class. It is also a good source for your Weekly Sentence assignments.

9/17/2006

Technical English Notes v 0.9

In case you haven’t seen it before, this is the lecture notes I used in the Technical English course. We will do a very quick review on this before moving on to more interesting stuff.

9/17/2006

Stuff from previous years

Old stuff from the past few years that you will find useful can be found at here, here, here and here,. Go through these archives, especially the Sentence-a-Week assignments and the term papers, to get an idea of what you are expected to achieve in this course.

9/17/2006

syllabus

This is the syllabus for this course