We require each student or pair to scribe a lecture this semester. Writing the notes for a lecture serves two educational purposes:
- It provides a condensed document about the main points of the lecture for you and other students to reference.
- It helps you to internalize the material further beyond the lecture and paper readings.
Scribed lecture notes must follow the guidelines below and are expected within a week of the lecture. You will be graded on the accuracy and completeness of your submitted notes.
Please refer to the Course Administration Spreadsheet for your assigned lecture to scribe. You are allowed to swap slots with another student without needing to ask the instructors.
To submit your scribed lecture notes, you will open a pull request on the course lecture notes repository. The lecture notes to be submitted within seven (7) days of the lecture.
- Submission: Pull request to repository. Please include Andrew ID, whether you used AI tools, and the prompts used.
- Due Date: Within seven (7) days of lecture
Your scribed lecture notes must follow the guidelines below. We have provided templates for you to use. Although some lectures might have existing content, you must ensure all submitted content is relevant and current.
- Format: Lecture notes must be in LaTeX.
- Content:: Lecture notes must summarize the main points discussed in the lecture and the assigned reading. Figures are not required, but if you include them make sure they are PDFs and not PNGs. Student questions and opinionated discussions are also not required.
- Citations: Lecture notes should include relevant paper citations as Bibtex.
- AI Use: Generative AI tools are allowed. However, you must ensure that the submitted content is factually correct. If you use AI tools, include the tools and relevant prompts in the submission but not directly in the lecture notes.
- Style: Lecture notes should adhere generally to an academic/formal style. Please ensure that you properly separate different sections as needed and that your lecture notes are grammatically correct.
Please post on Piazza if you have additional clarification questions.