Friday, September 28, 2007

Course Assistants

Finally, we have got assistants for both courses fixed.

  • Language Processing: Yuusuke Kobayashi
    email: m5111109©
  • Operating Systems: Takayuki Hatori
    email: s1110173©

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Class Participation

As mentioned briefly in the syllabi (OS, LP), your participation to the course work will be taken into account.
The current plan is to ask you to read one or two paragraph(s) of the textbook or ask a simple question related to the material being used in the lecture. The number of students who will be asked these things in a single lecture will be limited, but we try to make that each student will receive the same or at least similar number of opportunities over the semester.

Notice for the first day of OS and LP classes

Dear Students in both OS and LP courses
If you

  • want to continue with the course work, and
  • have already ordered the textbook by yourself, but
  • have not received it yet
Then you have to bring the confirmation of your order on the first day of the course.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Notice on Operating Sytems Textbook

In Aug 10, we recommended you to purchase your textbook from the University Bookstore. Since we only one option, we did not send you further messages. However, as it has been warned on my course web page and the messages from the Student Affairs Division, you are required to have your own copy of textbook. If you don't have one on the first day of the class, you should expect some penalty on your course grade.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Anothter message on the LP textbook

There are several messages received after the deadline for the previous inquiry (Sep 14).

So far my answers to these students are "you may register for the course if (and only if) you will have obtained your textbook by the first class day." These students should, however, expect some form of penalty for continuin with the course. Some of them reported that they had ordered but may notreceive their order by the first day of the course. This is why notices have been posted on the web and the internal news group, and also have been sent to you by email messages as early as August. What I can say at present is, "I will consider such a case" ("but don't know how" yet).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Language Processing Textbook

An email message has been sent to those who responded to the previous notice on the textbook purchase. If you responded to the inquiry but did not received the confirmation today, please let the instructor know.

Thus far, several notices have been given on the textbook:

  • email messages have been sent to those who are likely to take the course
  • notices have been posted on the instructor's web site
  • news articles have been posted on the internal news groups by the instructor and the Student Affairs Division
Therefore, we consider that sufficient warning has been given and that only the students who have responded to the textbook inquires will take the language processing course.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Some Updates on Tentative syllabi

Tentative syllabi for the Operating Systems and Language Processing courses have been updated.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Language Processing Textbook

The price of the textbook at Amazon has incresed to 9458 Yen (+1205Yen). Therefore, purchasing from the publisher is highely recommended.

Please respond me by the end of September 14 whether you

  1. purchase by yourself (e.g. amazon)
  2. choose group purchase option
  3. will not take the LP course with me
No response will be considered to be Option 3 (will not take LP course). For those who choose Option 2, I will give the instruction in few days.