CS 110 or CS 111, and MATH 214-3. CS 211 is recommended.
The rules are very simple: do your own work; don't submit work done by others
as your own. Let me say it again: never copy any work
done by anyone else; not by your friends and family, by your TAs,
by other students.
If you're having trouble,
I will do everything I can to help you learn . But please, PLEASE don't
cheat. The penalties for cheating are severe:
I am required to report cheating to the Dean; the Dean
then gives you an automatic 'F' grade for the quarter, and then you should
expect to lose your scholarship and any other outside funding, permanently.
You may also be expelled from school entirely -- and most other schools will
not accept a cheater after that.
There is a 25% penalty for each day your homework is late. This means that if
you submit your homework within 24 hours of the deadline you lose one quarter
of your grade; if you submit within 48 hours after the deadline, you lose
half your grade, etc.
Extensions will not be given unless there is a serious problem (e.g. serious
illness). Documentation is required.
If you are scheduled to be out of town on the day or week when the assignment
is due (e.g. interview trip, participation in sports event) you must make
arrangements for turning in your homework.
| Homework|| 40% |
| Quizzes|| 12% |
| Midterm|| 15% |
| Final || 33% |
There is no option of doing additional work to improve your grade. This would
be against University policy.
Requests for regrades must be submitted no later
than one week after the graded paper was handed back to you. There will be
no exceptions to this rule. At the end of the quarter you will be given
a chance to review your final exam before the letter grades are submitted.
How to make the most out of this class
- Participate in class. Ask lots of questions.
- Study the textbook. It is very well written with good examples.
- Check the class webpage often for announcements.
- Start your assignments early.
- Use the newsgroup to ask questions about the assignments or the material
(but never post answers to the assignments).
Often, you will get a reply much faster than if you emailed the staff directly.
- Don't hesitate to come to office hours if you have additional questions
on the material or the homework.
- Do not wait until the day before the final to ask for help in the
class! Even if you learn it then, you won't have any practice at using
what you learned.
- If you must get a specific final grade (e.g. due to a scholarship or
academic probation) let me know at the beginning of the quarter so
I can help you achieve your goal -- this means I'll help you learn: I will NOT
grade your work differently.
- Finally, no course gives individuals the option to improve a grade
by doing additional work.
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