|Recit week 1–15||1|
|It doesn’t add up to 100. Who says it has to?|
|(no +/- grades)|
The purpose of this class is twofold:
Homework, quizzes, and tests are weighed according to the tables on the
~cs253/bin/grade to see all of your
~cs253/bin/grade HW3 for detailed feedback on homework
#3. Quizzes and tests are curved, homework is not, so, for example, you
will see both
Q2 (quiz #2) and a
Q2-curved (quiz #2, curved)
versions. There is no extra credit.
The TAs grade everything. If you don’t like your score, talk with them first, then to the instructor if you still disagree.
Homework is submitted & graded online, with
~cs253/bin/grade. Quizzes are returned in class.
Tests are not returned, but you can schedule time with the instructor to
If illness prevents you from doing homework or taking a quiz/test, get a note from Hartshorn, a doctor, an emergency room, etc. It is not good enough to diagnose yourself. Similarly, if you suffer a family tragedy, your apartment catches fire, you’re called up for military service, etc., then provide documentation for the event. Concerts and ski trips are not unexpected.
Students often believe that they can efficiently multitask. Specifically, they believe that they can surf the web, catch up on social networking, and absorb the lecture at the same time. They are incorrect. Studies consistently show that we are all miserable at multitasking.
Don’t distract the students. I can’t force you to learn, but you must allow others to do so. This means:
Exams and projects will be done individually and grades assigned on an individual basis. Further, students not already familiar with the CSU Honor Pledge should review this clear and simple pledge and always adhere to it.
Policies on cheating, plagiarism, incomplete grades, attendance, discrimination, sexual harassment, and student grievances are described in the Student Information Guide. All other matters follow the policies set in the current CSU General Catalog, and in the CS Dept. Code of Conduct.
You may not copy or use, all or in part, someone else’s work. You may not give your work, all or in part, to someone else for any reason. It is your responsibility to keep your work private from all others. You may not collaborate to produce one product turned in multiple times. You may not use work done in a previous semester by someone else. You may not post assignments on the internet. Paying for homework will result in dire consequences. Acting surprised will not help you.
You may discuss assignments but the work you turn in must be your own. You have crossed the line if you start comparing someone else’s work to your own (or vice versa). You have crossed the line if you cannot explain/understand the work you submit. “I copied it from the internet” is not an explanation.
Writing a program comprises two phases: design and implementation. You must do both on your own. It is unacceptable to have joint design but separate implementations.