CO32037 Resit Coursework

If you have any questions about this resit coursework, please, contact the module leader. During the summer period, it may be difficult to reach the module leader. Therefore you should at least read through this document as early as possibly and ask questions well before the deadline.

You should expect to spend at least two weeks working on the coursework. Therefore you should start well in advance of the deadline.

For the resit coursework you are asked to write a report about the tool described in the original coursework. To write this report, you will have to implement a substantial amount of the tool. Note that in contrast to the original coursework which asked for documentation for users, this report is not aimed at users but instead should be written in the style of a research report. The report should consist of at least 10 pages not counting source code examples, which you should put in an appendix. Your report should contain the following:

If you are resiting the coursework because you failed the original coursework, you also need to include a detailed critical analysis of what went wrong with your original coursework submission. For the parts that were missing or not working properly in your original coursework submission, you need to provide detailed descriptions and explanations of how you overcame the problems. Your report should demonstrate that you acquired sufficient knowledge by now to implement such a tool.


The last page of your report must contain a complete list of any resources you used, such as books or code examples from the web. You need not mention any materials from the lecture notes and exercises found on the module webpage. If you are resiting the coursework because you failed the original coursework, you must include a brief explanation of which parts of the tool were in the original coursework and which ones are new or significantly modified.

Avoiding plagiarism

Failing to include all your sources could lead to plagiarism. Other causes of plagiarism occur if you share your work with other students. It is your responsibility to ensure that your files are read-protected from others. You should not leave any printouts of your report on Campus, not even in the rubbish bins. You should make regular backup copies of your work, for example, by storing the files on a floppy via your I-drive.


During trimester I and II, the deadline is 11:00 am on Friday in week 13. In some cases, you may have received a letter from the University informing you about a deadline for resit coursework. In that case, you can also submit your resit coursework at that deadline.

Document to be handed in

Your report should be printed and bound or stapled. To avoid wasting large amounts of paper, you can print on both sides of the paper or two pages per page - as long as it is legible. Any source code examples in the appendix can be printed using a tiny font (as long as it is legible).