Yanyan's Wiki 软件工程研究入门 (2022)

[A2] Research Proposal Revisions

Deadline: Thursday 25 Nov 2021 23:59:59.

Submit (the docx file with tracked changes) via command line:

curl http://jyywiki.cn/upload \
  -F course=ISER2021 \
  -F module=A2 \
  -F token={{your token}} \
  -F stuid={{student id}} \
  -F stuname={{name (chinese)}} \
  -F file=@{{path to your submission}}

ISER2021-A2 提交结果

We briefly mentioned a few common mistakes in academic writing. In this assignment, you should carefully revise your research proposal to meet the bar for a serious submission. You must enable the “track changes” mode when revising your proposal:


Specifically, the following types of changes are encouraged:

  • Fix the broken logic flow to make your presentation clear and concise. You may ask your friend to help you identify difficult-to-follow parts of your paper. He/she may find the entire paper unreadable 😊
  • Revise the organization of your text, e.g., make topic sentences clearly conclude a paragraph.
  • Revise the ambiguous, vague, or unclear sentences. Breaking down long sentences into simple ones is usually a good idea.
  • Fix any spelling or grammatical issues.

After revision, your proposal should look like a serious research paper. Specifically, you should take good care of different type of readers:

  • Junior-year undergraduates. They have some (but limited) background in programming, algorithms, and computer systems. You should try to convince them that you are trying to solve a really interesting problem with really exciting techniques.
  • Graduates, but from other areas in computer science. They can have their independent judgment of the quality of your research work.
  • Expert, but from other areas in computer science. They read a lot of papers. You should quickly impress them with your good work.
  • Your domain experts, maybe the author of a paper you cited. They are likely the most weighted reviewers in the program committee to decide whether your paper should be thrown away. They will have a quick and precise judgment of your research contributions. So don't irritate them!

Try to make your article readable to all the above audiences. Don't worry about writing too much background-Your domain experts will skim your topic sentences and directly jump to your point. See the power of topic sentences!

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