# Pre: Critically discuss some of the writing of the previous pieces¶

## Objectives¶

- Use peer review to discuss and better understand marking criteria for individual research project.

## Notes¶

5 mins: Discuss the marking criteria:

- Code (50%): This is all about demonstrating a good understanding of the code
taught and also demonstrating the
**learning/understanding**of a new coding concept.**This does not mean copying and pasting a completely different tutorial.** - Content (25%): Demonstrating an actual good understanding of a specific topic. For example if you write a piece of work on computational numerical integration and makes errors this will lose marks. However, if you choose to write about Pythagoras’s theorem and do a great job demonstrating understanding than that will gain you marks.
- Presentation (20%): Spelling and general writing but also clarity of mathematical discussion.
- Lab work (5%): How engaged you have been through the 11 weeks, preparation for labs etc…

5 mins: Ask students to form groups of 3 or 4. Decide on a piece of work to discuss.

5 mins: As individuals rate according to marking criteria.

10 mins: As a group discuss.

10 mins: As a class discuss together.

Repeat the above with another piece of work.

**Remind students that next time they should bring as complete a draft as
possible**.

Some notes about each piece:

`sir.pdf`

: This is well written and does a good job investigating new pieces of mathematics. The conclusion is a bit weak: so what is the question we can be left asking? The final figure could have also investigated other areas parameters.`page-rank.pdf`

: the writing of this piece is weak. It could be clearer, with more definitions used, small details like the lack of the Figure caption etc… It does however do a nice job of exploring a completely new area of mathematics and delving in to networkx and numpy.`monty-hall.pdf`

: this is a well written piece of work, it brings together exact mathematics through sympy as well as the writing out numeric simulations using the basic building blocks of programming.