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Opportunities for Extra Credit

Throughout the semester, you can earn extra credit, which will be added to your project score.

Computer Science in the News (Up to 5 points each)

If you find a news article about computer science or computing in general that you find interesting, write a brief summary about the article and post it as a reply/comment on the blog to the "Extra Credit" topic. Each article you summarize is worth up to 5 points.

Your submission should include

You may find interesting articles everywhere. Here are some sites to get you started: the Tech or Science sections of CNN, Popular Science, and ACM's TechNews. Other sites, such as Digg and Slashdot, aggregate popular news stories. You may also find articles about applying computing to your major in your major-specific journals. See below for some articles that I recommend reading.

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Recommended Readings

We don't have time to cover all the worthwhile readings and topics in class. Here are some articles that I thought were interesting but we didn't have time to cover. In the opinion pieces, I'm not endorsing the opinions, but they are food for thought.