What I am looking for in these papers is a thoughtful evaluation of what the state of knowledge is in the subject area. I want you to show evidence that you've read all the term papers in the area and understand something about the field generally that is more than what is contained in a particular paper by itself. The key goal is to synthesize and evaluate the information presented. What is now known in this field? What is still unknown? What tasks can be accomplished? What is still really beyond the reach of current methods and technology? I have included reference to the various lectures that were presented after Spring Break and I am expecting some intelligent interpretation of what was presented in those lectures. You may also wish to refer back to material presented earlier in the semester or to what you've learned or read elsewhere to supplement the ideas that you present in your theme papers, but the main focus should be on what you've learned in this class, and especially on what we've done since the Spring Break.
Please staple your four theme papers together, and turn in your completed exam by 5PM on Weds, May 12, to the secretary, Cheryl Gamble, in the ECJ 8.6 office, or in the box outside my office door in ECJ 8.612. It should be understood that these theme papers represent your work alone and their contents should not be discussed with other students in the class.
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