Assignment guidelines

Progress reports

DUE: –February 27th

–March 27th

Each progress report has 2 parts: One (1) written document (one copy per group, to be submitted to me, approx.. 500 words) that addresses the requirements below; and one (1) presentation intended to explain your timeframe to your classmates. Each progress report is worth five (5) points, for a total of 10 points.

Written document, to be submitted on February 27th and March 27th.

  1. Provide a summary AS A GROUP of:
    1. What you have already done,
    2. What you want to do next, and
    3. How you plan to accomplish those tasks.
  2. Provide a list of what EACH INDIVIDUAL is responsible for, and an approximate timeline for completion.
  3. Include resources you might draw on if you will be learning a new skill (such as Palladio, Excel, or Twine).

For presentation.

  1. Every member of the group must speak.
  2. You will provide some kind of visual aid.
  3. Convince me and your classmates that you are prepared to complete your tasks thoroughly and on time.

The best progress reports will:

  • Explain clearly and concisely what you have done, what you will do, and how you plan to do it;
  • Set reasonable goals;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the timeframe necessary to complete each goal;
  • Allocate the work fairly and evenly among group members;
  • Convince the audience that you have a manageable and effective plan for completing the tasks you set yourself.
  • Provide clear and attractive visual representations of some or all of the content of the progress report.