15-712: Advanced Operating Systems & Distributed Systems

Paper Summary Guidelines

An important component of 712 is critical reading of the assigned papers and coming to class ready to discuss them. To help you in this process, we require that you hand in a short review of each paper at the beginning of the class during which we will discuss the paper.

Your summaries should:

We do not want a book report or a repeat of the paper's abstract. Rather, we want your considered opinions about the key points indicated above. Of course, if you have an insight that doesn't fit the above format, please include it as well.

We want the reviews to be short, between 1/4 and 1/2 a page. Reviews must be typed.

All reviews will be counted, and a random sample of the reviews will be graded. Do not skip class or come late just to finish a review -- we expect that everyone will miss a few, though skipping more than 10% will have a negative impact on your grade.

Selected summaries

A summary of each paper will be posted after students have submitted their summaries. Note, - we may email you asking for an electronic copy of a summary that you submitted, so that we can post it here.

Last modified: Wed Aug 14 12:16:55 EDT 2002