Final Report Format
- 4 to 6 pages plus appendices
- The final report will be graded based on relevance, creativity,
appropriateness, completeness and clarity. Please check for
Final Report Content
The final report must include the following sections:
- Statement of the Problem:
describes how your understanding
of the problem has changed while you have worked on it over the period
of the course
explains why the problem is interesting or
important. Relate the problem to the other contents of the course, other
systems and the literature. Why should someone else be interested in
the problem chosen by you? i.e., tell about the contribution it makes
to the knowledge of a community.
- Technical approach:
discusses the impact of the tools (which
you have selected) on the problem solution. If relevant: contrast your
approach with other approaches to similar problems described in the
- Description of the program / system - structure:
describes the structure
of your program in sufficiently abstract terms (so that the reader
does not get lost in technical details).
- Description of the program / system - behavior:
what does the
program do? This section should describe a sample run of your system,
without getting lost in details. Include the output of your
actual sample run as an appendix (see below).
- Evaluation of the program / system:
should address questions
such as: how well does it work? what are the shortcomings and
limitations? which theoretical issues does it clarify?
- Potential further developments of your program /system:
assuming you would have another year to work on your project,
what would you do?
List the key references, other systems,
previous projects on which your work will be based.
Two pages: Page 1 -- document the most important
procedure of your program. Page 2 -- show a sample run of your program
Here's a listing of the projects going on in the class -- be encouraged to discuss your projects with each other.
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