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Supplementary material for T471: Telematics-Project

Tutor-Marked Assignment 02
Arab Open University

Cut-Off Date: 28 March, 2012 Total Marks: 100

Contents
Introduction..1 Question 1 (20 marks)2 Question 2 (80 marks)2

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Question 1: Your report outline (20 marks)


Develop and present an outline plan of your project report. You might find it helpful to think in terms of your plan as providing a route-map for the reader of your report. Your outline should give: A clear plan of your reports structure and contents, including the probable sections, subsections and appendixes, with their titles; One or two sentences or bullet points about what you intend to discuss under each of the various section and subsection headings; What you intend to put into the appendixes; Estimated word counts of the sections and subsections to help you plan your report to meet the 50007000 word requirements. Mark allocation
Your tutor will be looking for:

Meaningful titles for the sections of the report (4 marks) A clear indication that all the areas required for the report will be covered (4 marks) Logical order: It should be possible to see the story that students are telling simply by looking at the titles of the sections, subsections and appendixes (4 marks) A match between the content and the titles: One or two sentences or bullet points about what you intend to discuss under each of the various section and subsection headings (4 marks) A clear division of the material into an appropriate number of sections and subsections. Are there too many levels, or too few? (4 marks)

Question 2: A draft of your project report (80 marks)


Plan, organize and write a draft of part of your final report that focuses on the doing part of the plan-do-review framework that underpins your project. In your draft you should indicate what evidence you will produce in your final report to support your claims, your conclusions or your deliverables. The 80 available marks for your draft are allocated as follows.

Part A - The particular approach you used for your work (26 marks) - The approaches or methods you used and reasons for choosing them (12 marks) o For a data base project: you should show: 1- The software development life cycle: like waterfall, iterative, incremental etc 2- You should discuss the decisions you made on what to include in the model as entity types and relations, and also your choices of primary keys, foreign keys, constraints and assumptions o For a non-data base project: you should show: 1- The main steps in developing the routine code which provide a solution to the proposed problem. - The alternative approaches or methods you could have used, and their advantages and disadvantages (10 marks) o For a data base project: you should show: 1- The alternative software development life cycle: like waterfall, iterative, incremental and etc. 2- You should discuss the alternative decisions you made on what to include in the model as entity types and relations, and also your choices of primary keys, foreign keys, constraints and assumptions o For a non-data base project: you should show: 1- The alternative algorithm which could be used to solve the same problem. - The software or modeling tools you used, why you have used them for and the limitations (if any) (4 marks)

Part B - Your activities and the reasons for them (40 marks) - What you did to achieve the aims and targets you set yourself. If you have changed the aims along the way, the change and reasons for it should be included here (12 marks) - What choices or decisions, with justifications, you had to make to keep the project on track (10 marks)

- The evidence you intend to include to demonstrate what they have achieved (12 marks) o For a data base project: you should show: Data Flow Diagrams ER Diagrams Functional dependencies Schema diagrams and table structure o For a non-data base project: you should show: Flow Diagrams Some flowcharts UML Any other diagram that shows the operation of the system. - Student's response to the previous Tutors Feedback (6 marks)

Part C - The work structure and English quality (14 marks) - Structure (4 marks) - Clarity (4 marks) - Style (4 marks) - Appropriate length. You are aiming for a 50007000 word final report so plan how you are going to achieve this, and how much of the report this draft will represent. You must state the number of words you have used in your draft (2 marks)