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Week 6: Notebook 3 - Chapters 10 - 12


In this course segment, we are focusing on a detailed study of the first six chapters of “Database Design 2e” by Adrienne Watt and Nelson Eng. To facilitate a deeper understanding and collaborative learning experience, you will be creating and sharing digital notebooks.


Your primary task is to create a comprehensive notebook on Microsoft OneNote, enriched with insights from ChatGPT, covering the assigned textbook chapters. You will then engage in a peer review process by sharing your notebook with at least two classmates, providing and receiving feedback, and making necessary adjustments to enhance the quality and depth of your work.

Specific Requirements

  1. Notebook Creation:
    • Create a section in OneNote for each of the chapters from 10 – 12.
    • Summarize key concepts, theories, and examples. Include definitions, diagrams, and any relevant supplementary information.
    • Use ChatGPT to clarify complex topics, summarize content, or expand on examples.
  2. Peer Sharing and Review:
    • Share your notebook with at least two other classmates.
    • Engage in a constructive review process: provide feedback on their notebooks and receive feedback on yours.
    • Feedback should focus on content accuracy, completeness, clarity, organization, and the integration of insights from ChatGPT.
  3. Notebook Enhancement:
    • Reflect on the feedback received and make appropriate adjustments to your notebook.
    • Document the revisions made and how the feedback helped improve your work.
  4. Collaboration Documentation:
    • Maintain a record of the feedback given and received, along with any collaborative discussions.
    • Reflect on how the peer review process contributed to your learning and understanding of the material.
  5. Critical Analysis:
    • Include a section of personal reflection or critical analysis for each chapter.
    • Discuss the applicability, relevance, or any queries raised by the chapter material.


This exercise aims not only to deepen your knowledge in database design but also to develop skills in collaborative learning, critical analysis, and effective use of digital tools for educational purposes. It offers an opportunity for active engagement with course material and for building a valuable personal and collaborative learning resource.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit the final version of your notebook by Sunday, February 18, including a section documenting the peer review process and any changes made based on feedback.

Rubric for Notebook 3: Chapters 10 – 12

The following rubric provides a structured way to evaluate the performance of students in Notebook 3.

Total Points: 40

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Content Quality: Accuracy and completeness of the information.
  • Presentation and Organization: How well the notebook is structured and presented.
  • Peer Review Process: Quality and constructiveness of the feedback provided and responsiveness to feedback received.
  • Enhancements Post-Feedback: Effectiveness in incorporating peer feedback to improve the notebook.
  • Critical Thinking and Reflection: Depth of personal reflections and analyses.