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Essay: Give a synopsis of Theory of Computation for a Computer Science II student and explain which key concepts from the course will be critical for their computer science education.

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Automata

Abstract

Essay Prompt for a junior/senior level computer science course:

Write an essay geared towards a current Computer Science II student that does the following:

(1) Gives a brief synopsis of the course material
(2) Explains the course’s relevance within Computer Science
(3) Explains the key ideas from the course that may be helpful to students in the future

The intention for this essay, or any similar essay is to make students reflect on their own education and to help them build an educational philosophy.

This type of essay can be given in any junion/senior level Computer Science class.

The idea is to come up with a question relevant to the structure of the class that forces students to contextualize the purpose of the class, and figure out the significance of what they are learning.

This specific essay was given to a "Theory of Computation" course.

Author

Arup Guha

Genre

Essay, Peer Communication

Assignment Duration

Two Weeks

Communication Skill

Writing

Team Size

N/A

Additional Information

Good reflection tool which forces students to conceptualize for themselves where a class fits within the curriculum and its purpose.

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Citation

Arup Guha, “Essay: Give a synopsis of Theory of Computation for a Computer Science II student and explain which key concepts from the course will be critical for their computer science education.,” Incorporating Communication Outcomes into the Computer Science Curriculum, accessed September 21, 2017, http://cs-comm.lib.muohio.edu/items/show/125.

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Creative Commons License

File: Essay-Sum12.doc

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