How to get a good participation score: Attend class regularly, especially when your classmate is the speaker. Pay attention in class, especially when your classmate is the speaker. Perhaps ask a question now and then.
How to get a bad participation score: Don't show up for class. Sleep in class. Play with your cell phone in class.
The term project consists of an in-class presentation and a written report. The report will be a written account of your in-class presentation but may include additional material that you did not get to in class. (Don't just copy verbatim from whatever sources you used. That would be plagiarism.) The report should be type set using LaTeX or your favorite technology. It is due on the last day of class. If you turn it in significantly before the end of the semester, I will mark it as soon as I can and return it to you. You will then have the option of turning in an improved version.