Software Engineering Essay

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Overview: In addition to the course work from the books, you will do a research paper. You can suggest a topic, but it has to be coordinated with me during the first two weeks of the course.

Objectives: * Complete study on specific topic related with the course subject. * Develop strategies for searching Library Catalogs and Databases for articles and books. * Develop strategies for searching the Internet. * Evaluate the validity of information. * Develop and improve effective writing skills. * Promote critical thinking skills.

Grading guidelines:

1. An outstanding paper will: * Be clearly and concisely written, * Answer specifically the
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Students can avoid unintentional plagiarism by carefully accepted scholarly practices. Notes taken for papers and research projects should accurately record sources of material to be cited, quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, and papers should acknowledge these sources in footnotes." Have in mind that all papers will be submitted to Turnitin prior to being read and graded.
Also note that any graded assignments must be the student's own work and original for this course. Work prepared for other courses or use of material obtained for this course from other students, past or present, is expressly prohibited and can result in a grade of zero for an assignment.

Please review the syllabus and pay attention on the requirements for original work and plagiarism.

Helpful Resources: * If conducting research is new to you, consider using the library's helpful resources. To learn about effective Internet research, consult the Information and Library Services (ILS)Research Skills Tutorial * For web search strategies, consult Searching the Internet page . Before you search the Web, read the evaluation criteria for Web sites provided by ILS. * Before locating a full-text journal article in a database, read the Guide to Searching UMUC Library Databases and

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