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  • CPSC120: Introduction to Computer Science, Fall 2012
    part on the status of all the individual components of the portfolio The portfolio must be in final form by the time of the final exam Tests Exam and Grading There will be three in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on the following Wednesdays September 19 October 17 and November 14 The final exam will take place during the officially scheduled exam time for the course which is Thursday December 13 at 1 30 PM The final exam will be in our regular classroom Remember that final exams cannot rescheduled be sure to make your travel plans accordingly The final exam will actually be no longer than the other tests and will count for the same number of points in your overall grade for the course All tests are cummulative to some extent since every new topic that we cover will build on previous material However each test will be directed mainly towards new material Your numerical grade for the course will be determined as follows First Test 15 Second Test 15 Third Test 15 Final Exam 15 Labs and Assignments 30 Final Web Portfolio 10 Attendance Etc I assume that you understand the importance of attending class While I do not take attendance in every class I expect you to be present unless circumstances make that impossible Participation in lab is particularly important and I do take attendance at lab If you miss a lab without a good reason you can still turn in work for that lab but your grade on the lab will be reduced If you miss a test or final exam without an extremely good excuse you will receive a grade of zero If you think you have an excuse for missing a test please discuss it with me in advance if possible If I judge that your excuse is reasonable I will depending on the circumstances either give you a make up test or I will average your other grades so that the missing grade does not count against you A missed final exam is a much bigger deal please try to avoid it Although it should not need to be said I expect you to maintain a reasonable level of decorum in class This means that there is usually no eating or drinking in class Cell phones are turned off There is no walking in late or walking in and out of the room during lecture without a very good reason Statement from the CTL Disability Accommodations If you are a student with a disability for which you may need accommodations you should self identify and register for services with the Coordinator of Disability Services at the Center for Teaching and Learning CTL and provide documentation of your disability Disability related accommodations and services generally will not be provided until the registration and documentation process is complete The guidelines for documenting disabilities can be found at the following website http www hws edu disabilities Please

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  • CPSC120: Introduction to Computer Science, Fall 2014
    think of yourself It does not have to be a huge project but it should be somethign that shows some creativity and that uses some of the things that you have learned in the course At the end of the semester you will recieve an overall grade for your portfolio including the new original work The portfolio must be in final form by the time of the final exam Tests Exam and Grading There will be three in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on the following Wednesdays September 24 October 22 and November 19 The final exam will take place during the officially scheduled exam time for the course which is Friday December 19 at 8 30 AM The final exam will be in our regular classroom Remember that I cannot reschedule your exam be sure to make your travel plans accordingly Note that the exam is on the last day of the final exam period All tests are cummulative to some extent since every new topic that we cover will build on previous material However each test will be directed mainly towards new material The final exam will actually be only a little longer than the other tests and will count for the same number of points in your overall grade for the course Although the final exam will concentrate on material covered in the last part of the course you should also expect a couple of summary questions based on the course as a whole Your numerical grade for the course will be determined as follows First Test 15 Second Test 15 Third Test 15 Final Exam 15 Labs and Assignments 30 Final Web Portfolio 10 Attendance Etc I assume that you understand the importance of attending class While I do not take attendance in every class I expect you to be present unless circumstances make that impossible Participation in lab is particularly important and I do take attendance at lab If you miss a lab without a good reason you can still turn in work for that lab but your grade on the lab will be reduced If you miss a test or final exam without an extremely good excuse you will receive a grade of zero If you think you have an excuse for missing a test please discuss it with me in advance if possible If I judge that your excuse is reasonable I will depending on the circumstances either give you a make up test or I will average your other grades so that the missing grade does not count against you A missed final exam is a much bigger deal please try to avoid it Although it should not need to be said I expect you to maintain a reasonable level of decorum in class This means that there is usually no eating or drinking in class Cell phones are turned off There is no walking in late or walking in and out of the

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  • CPSC 124: Introductory Programming
    basement of Rosenberg Hall The lab is open evenings and weekends for you to work on assignments outside of class For each lab you will turn in a lab report The lab report will not cover everything you do in lab There will be a few questions for you to answer and or programming problems for you to solve Your lab report will consist of your answers to these exercises You should work on each lab with a partner although I will not stop you from working alone if there are enough computers available You have the option of turning in a single lab report for you and your lab partner or turning in an individual report If you and your partner turn in a single report you will receive the same grade Although I do not take attendance in regular classes I do take attendance in lab Ordinarily you must be present at lab to get any credit for the lab report Programming Assignments In addition to lab reports there will be four or five individual programming assignments I encourage you to ask me for advice hints and help on the assignments But you are not permitted to work with other students or discuss the details of your programs with them You should also avoid leaving copies of your work where other students might find it In particular do not post the source code for your programs on the Web while there is still a chance that other students are still working on the same project There might also be a final group project in which you will work with several students on a more ambitious project Programming assignments that are turned in up to one week late will lose 15 of their grades as a penalty Programs will not ordinarily be accepted later than one week after they are due Even if your program is not complete or not working properly you should still turn it in to receive partial credit Tests and Quizzes There will be two in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on Monday October 7 and on Wednesday October 30 The final exam is scheduled for Monday November 25 at 1 30 it will be given in our regular classroom Lansing 300 The final exam is scheduled to last three hours but in fact it will be only slightly longer than the in class tests It will however be comprehensive covering material from the entire term There will also be seven fifteen minute quizzes which will be given at the end of class on September 16 September 23 September 30 October 14 October 21 November 4 and November 11 This is every Monday except for the last day of class and the two weeks when there is a test It is extremely important to keep up with the material in this course and I have found that weekly quizzes help students to do so If you miss

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  • CPSC124: Introductory Programming
    Even though the course has a lab it is not an experimental science lab in the usual sense Computer Labs This course has a lab component Labs will be held Tuesdays from 11 00 AM to 1 00 PM in the Microcomputer Classroom on the second floor of Gulick Hall The software that you will use in the lab is Microsoft Visual J Weekly lab worksheets will be posted on the World Wide Web at http math hws edu eck cs124 labs For each lab you will turn in a lab report The lab report will not cover everything you do in lab There will be a few questions for you to answer and or programming problems for you to solve Your lab report will consist of your answers to these exercises It is quite possible that you will not finish all the exercises during the Tuesday lab period That is to be expected Completing the lab exercises is part of your homework for the course You should work on each lab with a partner although I will not stop you from working alone You have the option of turning in a single lab report for you and your lab partner or turning in an individual report If you and your partner turn in a single report you will receive the same grade Although I do not take attendance in regular classes I do take attendance in lab Ordinarily you must be present at lab to get any credit for the lab report If you have some good reason for missing a lab discuss it with me in advance if possible Programming Assignments In addition to lab reports there will be several individual programming assignments I encourage you to ask me for advice hints and help on the assignments But you are not permitted to work with other students discuss your programs with them or look at their programs You should also avoid leaving copies of your work where other students might find it There might also be a final group project in which you will work with several students on a more ambitious project Programming assignments that are turned in up to one week late will lose 15 of their grades as a penalty Programs will not ordinarily be accepted later than one week after they are due Even if your program is not complete or not working properly you should still turn it in to receive partial credit Tests and Quizzes There will be two in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on Wednesday January 28 and on Wednesday February 25 The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday March 18 at 1 30 PM it will be given in our regular classroom Lansing 300 The final exam is scheduled to last three hours but in fact it will be only slightly longer than the in class tests It will however be comprehensive covering material from the entire term There will also

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  • CPSC124: Introductory Programming
    the programming environment that it provides Labs will be held Tuesdays from 11 00 AM to 1 00 PM in the Microcomputer Classroom on the second floor of Gulick Hall Weekly lab worksheets will be posted on the World Wide Web at http math hws edu eck cs124 labs For each lab except the last you will turn in a lab report In each lab there will be a few questions for you to answer and or programming problems for you to solve Your lab report will consist of your answers to these exercises It is quite possible that you will not finish all the exercises during the Tuesday lab period That is to be expected Completing the lab exercises is part of your homework for the course You should work on each lab with a partner although I will not stop you from working alone You have the option of turning in a single lab report for you and your lab partner or turning in an individual report If you and your partner turn in a single report you will receive the same grade Although I do not take attendance in regular classes I do take attendance in lab Ordinarily you must be present at lab to get full credit for the lab report If you miss a lab without a good excuse I will still accept a lab report but only for half credit If you have some good reason for missing a lab discuss it with me in advance if possible Lab reports are always due on the Monday following the lab Please turn your lab reports in on time I will accept a lab report up to one week after it is due but I will deduct 20 from its grade I will not accept lab reports that are more than one week late Programming Assignments In addition to lab reports there will be several individual programming assignments I encourage you to ask me for advice hints and help on the assignments But you are not permitted to work with other students discuss your programs with them or look at their programs You should also avoid leaving copies of your work where other students might find it For the last of these programming assignments I might allow students to work in groups Programming assignments that are turned in up to one week late will lose 20 of their grades as a penalty Programs will not be accepted later than one week after they are due Even if your program is not complete or not working properly you should still turn it in to receive partial credit Tests and Quizzes There will be two in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on Wednesday October 7 and on Wednesday November 4 The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday March 18 at 1 30 PM it will be given in our regular classroom Lansing 300 It will be comprehensive covering material from

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  • CPSC124: Introductory Programming
    meet on Thursdays from 10 20 to 11 45 and from 11 55 to 1 20 You are enrolled in one of these sections and you should attend the section to which you have been assigned Since there are a few extra seats in the lab I can make occasional exceptions to this rule if you get my permission in advance For each lab except the last lab of the semester you will turn in a lab report In each lab there will be a few questions for you to answer and or programming problems for you to solve Your lab report will consist of your answers to these exercises It is quite possible that you will not finish all the exercises during the Thursday lab period That is to be expected Completing the lab exercises is part of your homework for the course I encourage you to work on each lab with a partner although I will not stop you from working alone You have the option of turning in a single lab report for you and your lab partner or turning in an individual report If you and your partner turn in a single report you will receive the same grade Although I do not take attendance in regular classes I do take attendance in lab Ordinarily you must be present at lab to get full credit for the lab report If you miss a lab without a good excuse I will still accept a lab report but only for half credit If you have some good reason for missing a lab discuss it with me in advance if possible Lab reports are always due on the Wednesday following the lab I will not ordinarily accept lab reports late You might persuade me to accept a report on the day after it is due However I will not accept lab reports more than one day late under any circumstances since answers to lab exercises will be posted the day after the lab report is due Individual Programming Assignments In addition to lab reports there will be several individual programming assignments I encourage you to ask me for advice hints and help on the assignments But you are not permitted to work with other students discuss your programs with them or look at their programs You should also avoid leaving copies of your work where other students might find them Individual programming assignments that are turned in up to one week late will lose 20 of their grades as a penalty Programs will not be accepted later than one week after they are due Even if your program is not complete or not working properly you should still turn it in to receive partial credit Final Programming Project A final programming project will be due at the end of class This will be a project that you choose and design on your own with some help from me if you need it It should be more ambitious than the

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  • CPSC124: Introductory Programming
    it although I will not stop you from working alone if you prefer When you work with a partner you have the option of turning in a single lab report for you and your lab partner or turning in an individual report If you and your partner turn in a single report you will receive the same grade Lab reports will generally be due at the beginning of the next lab I will not ordinarily accept lab reports late You might persuade me to accept a report one or two days after it is due However I will not accept lab reports more than two days late under any circumstances Individual Programming Assignments In addition to lab reports there will be several individual programming assignments that you will work on entirely outside of class I encourage you to ask me for advice hints and help on the assignments But you are not permitted to work with other students discuss your program with them or look at their programs You are also not permitted to use code from the Internet or other sources in your program Individual programming assignments that are turned in up to one week late will lose 20 of their grades as a penalty Programs will not be accepted later than one week after they are due Even if your program is not complete or not working properly you should still turn it in to receive partial credit For some of the individual programming assignments I will base the grade largely on an individual meeting with me in which you present your program answer questions about it and show that you are capable of writing similar program code on demand Final Programming Project A final programming project will be due at the end of the course This will be a project that you choose and design on your own with some help from me if you need it It should be more ambitious than the other programs that you write for the course You can work on the project alone or with a partner Naturally I will expect group projects to be more ambitious I will give you more detail about the final project in the middle of the term Tests Quizzes and Grading There will be two in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on Friday September 30 and on Friday November 4 The final exam will take place on Thursday December 15 at 7 00 PM This is the scheduled exam time for our lab period The scheduled exam time for our class period is Friday December 16 at 7 00 PM Since December 16 is the last day of exams I prefer to use the December 15 exam time However if anyone objects we can discuss this in class The final exam will be comprehensive covering material from the entire term with some emphasis on material covered during the last part of the course In addition to the

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  • CPSC124: Introductory Programming
    all the exercises during the Tuesday lab period That is to be expected Completing the lab exercises is part of your homework for the course Lab reports will generally be due at the beginning of the next lab I will not ordinarily accept lab reports late You might persuade me to accept a report one or two days after it is due However I will not accept lab reports more than two days late under any circumstances Individual Programming Assignments In addition to the lab reports there will be two or three programming assignments that you will work on entirely outside of class I encourage you to ask me for advice hints and help on the assignments But you are not permitted to work with other students discuss your program with them or look at their programs You are also not permitted to use code from the Internet or other sources in your program Programming assignments that are turned in up to one week late will lose 20 of their grades as a penalty Programs will not be accepted later than one week after they are due Even if your program is not complete or not working properly you should still turn it in to receive partial credit For some of the programming assignments I might ask each student in the class to schedule a meeting with me in which the student will present his or her program and answer questions about it Final Programming Project A final programming project will be due at the end of the course This will be a project that you choose and design on your own with some help from me if you need it It should be more ambitious than the other programs that you write for the course For the final project you can work with a partner if you like Naturally I will expect group projects to be more ambitious than a typical individual project I will give you more detail about the final project in the middle of the term Tests Quizzes and Grading There will be two in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on Friday February 17 and on Friday March 31 The final exam will take place during the official scheduled exam time period for the course which is Sunday May 7 from 3 00 to 6 00 PM The final exam will be comprehensive covering material from the entire term with some emphasis on material covered during the last part of the course In addition to the exams there will be approximately seven short quizzes Quizzes will be given at the end of class In general they will not be announced in advance but the first quiz will be given on Monday January 23 Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped The quizzes are supposed to help make sure that you keep up with the material Your numerical grade for the course will be determined as follows First Test

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