No late submissions will be accepted, even by minutes, so plan accordingly. After your hard work, please don’t miss an essay grade because of a late email. There is a page limit of two pages. Your answers must be single-spaced, with margins no larger than .7", in MS Word or pdf file format. Please name your file: yourname.doc or yourname.pdf, where yourname is your name.
A note about grading, in order to better help you write your essays:
Accreditation Board (ABET) outcomes for this course:
c) an ability to design and construct a hardware and software system, component, or process to meet desired needs, within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health & safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
f) an understanding of professional, legal, and ethical issues and responsibilities as it pertains to computer engineering.
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computing in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
g) an ability to effectively communicate technical information in speech, presentation, and in writing.
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
How to answer essays:
Essays are graded on content, explanation, convincing argument, and demonstration of a level of understanding. Free and abstract thought is encouraged, but only in defense of a solid point-of-view. Lists, or bullets, that are essentially correct but with no explanation, are given the minimum allowable credit (typically ONLY one-third). The question must be approached from many angles: societal, legal, technical, managerial. Additional credit will be given for a demonstration of a substantial…