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Hopefully you have become somewhat of an "expert" on your language by completing the first two parts of this project. Now it's time to understand your technical expertise in a broader context, and to share what you have learned with everyone else.
To begin this part of your project, you will prepare written responses to each of the questions listed below. Your responses must be typed up and handed in at the time of your presentation. There is no hard requirement on the length of your responses, and in fact the length of each response will vary depending on your language. Some questions may not be applicable to your language at all. Overall, your responses should probably take up 2-4 pages when printed out in a regular font with regular spacing, margins, etc. This is not a requirement and you will be judged on quality, not quantity.
Your responses to the questions below should provide the basis for a 10 to 15 minute presentation in class or in lab on December 3 and 4. Your presentation should use a visual aid (such as a PowerPoint or Google Docs presentation) to provide a record of what is being presented and help the audience keep up. Presentations should focus both on the technical aspects of the language (including code examples!) as well as the non-technical aspects (such as history, legal issues, and popularity).
Your visual aid must be provided either as a web URL, a PDF, or a PowerPoint document. This document must be emailed to your instructor at least 2 hours prior to the start of the class period in which you present. If you want to make extra sure, you can email it sooner than that!
For both the written responses and the presentation, you need to draw on a variety of sources, including your own experiences from working on phases 1 and 2 of this project. The written responses and presentation must convey significantly more information than could be gleaned from a single source such as Wikipedia. And of course you need to reference all of your sources properly etc. etc.
Phase 3 counts as 30% of your total project grade. Here's a break-down of how your grade will be computed:
Remember, not each of these will be applicable to every language. If that is the case, just write "N/A". You must type your responses, in the order below, and hand them in before your presentation begins.