Remind students how important creating proposals and design documents is for efficiently writing good code in less time.

  • Often, students will want to bypass proposals and design documents in favor of starting to code as quickly as possible.
  • Focus on how much time can be saved by planning before coding.
  • Remind students that if they review their ideas before implementing them, they can catch big issues and devise more efficient ways to write code.

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"So you want a code review... " by Ellen Spertus, under "Start with a proposal"