Summary and Discussion Guidelines: a work in progress
Created by Tracy Hammond, Texas A&M University, hammond at cs dot tamu dot edu
Brevity: Writing should be as short as possible, Length should be appropriate: between a paragraph and a page
Clarity: Writing should be clear and understandable to someone who hasnít read the paper
Completeness: Writing should include main/significant/important concepts from paper
Completeness: Writing should function as a reference: If you later need to access information from the paper, it should be in the summary
Completeness: Writing should include information necessary to implement ideas
Why is this paper interesting or significant?
What are the faults of this work?
What is the possible future work extending from this work: i.e., if you had implemented this work, what would be your next steps Ė either continuing or fixing this work, taking some of these ideas and applying them to othersí/your work, or starting new work from some of these ideas.