Feedback on the second draft
Each student will be assigned a seminar paper written by another student and needs to act as opponent. The role of the opponent is to provide constructive feedback on the assigned seminar paper, especially by pointing out aspects for clarification. When writing the comments, consider at least the following:
- Is the topic of the paper well-defined?
- Are the background and the main challenges about the topic clearly presented?
- Are the main ideas appropriately discussed? Is there anything requiring clarification?
- What is the main contribution of the paper? Is it sufficiently emphasized in the text?
- Could structure, presentation, illustrations or language be improved?
- Are the references adequate in terms of both quantity and quality?
- How could the paper be further improved?
You will receive an e-mail on February 19 from the course staff with the second draft of the student you will be the opponent of as an attachment. If not, please promptly contact the course staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail and the draft also include the e-mail address of the student for whom you will be the opponent.
Read the paper and write your feedback according to the questions outlined above. The feedback must be sent by e-mail to the student and cc'd to the course e-mail address (email@example.com) as well. The deadline for submitting the feedback is Monday February 26, 2018 at 23:59.
Feedback on the final paper
The opponent also provides feedback on the final paper. Such a feedback consists of questions that are asked right after the corresponding presentation at the seminar day. Questions should mostly focus on clarifications about technical aspects and (or) choices made in the seminar paper (e.g., organization of the related work, methodology used in case original results are presented).