Urban Ecology Challenges: Student projects, submissions
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The yield (WS 2011/12) sequence is chronological, by date received
The yield (WS 2009/10) sequence by date received
The yield (WS 2008/09) sequence by date received
REMINDERS: Rules of the Game and: the assignment topics
Assigments are (self selected or defined) topics for short written contributions by
the seminar participants.
They can address
- any one of the questions posed
- be based on the list of topics defined or in the lecture notes,
- or discussed during the lectures.
- Innovative self-defined questions are most welcome and carry a bonus ! [some well defined and elaborated
relationship to the topic of the seminar, and conformance with the structural
rules are obvious conditions (sine qua non)]
An assignment (a minimalistic term paper) consists of
Scientific argument where it can not be based, for obvious reasons
on original data compiled in the field or laboratory,
must necessarily depend on secondary data (wikipedia et al., to be realistic).
That is fine, but the requirements for cut and paste are:
- a well posed question related to any one of the topics;
- a hypothesis formulated as an (initially) speculative answer
to the question, taking a clear position to be tested in the body of the exposition.
- The body of the exposition, a set of arguments based on data and
information compiled from any and all sources that either corroborate or
refute the hypothesis. Anything from one to three pages will do.
- A clear conclusion based on the arguments.
- References for the data and information, quotes, used.
Anybody selecting or defining a question to work on is encouraged to announce this
(by eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org) to stake a claim avoiding to that too many (similar ??)
answers arrive (obvious clones risk to be discarded !).
- reformulate edit and interpret, literal quotes are not enough;
- cite carefully, correctly, completely (there are rules ...).