Each student is required to give a presentation on his topic about 2-3 months into the semester. The presentation should be between 30-40 minutes long.
Additionally, every student must write up a summary of the paper of 3-5 pages, in which he also points out possible extensions to the paper at hand. These do not need to be concrete or fleshed out, but should show that the student gained a reasonable grasp on the paper topic; especially concerning its (possible) shortcomings.
A first draft of the summary is due one week before the student's talk, the final version is due February 29, 2016.
Both the presentation and the summary are required to be in English.