Grades will be based on exams (3), projects (4), and in-class laboratory
assignments that must be completed during the class period. Grades will be
distributed as follows:
Exam 1: 10% Exam 2: 10% Exam 3: 15%
Project 1: 10% Project 2: 10% Project 3: 10% Project 4: 15%
Note: I reserve the right to change the distribution and add assignments as necessary.
Final grades will be assigned as follows:
100 - 93.0 - A
92.9 - 90.0 - A-
89.9 - 87.0 - B+
86.9 - 83.0 - B
82.9 - 80.0 - B-
79.9 - 77.0 - C+
76.9 - 73.0 - C
72.9 - 70.0 - C-
69.9 - 67.0 - D+
66.9 - 63.0 - D
62.9 - 60.0 - D-
59.9 - 0 - F
Reading will be assigned on a weekly basis. The laboratory portion of your grade will be based on exercises assigned during the class period and checked off by the instructor or teaching assistant before the end of the class. Attendance and participation are required and laboratory exercises cannot be made up without a doctor's note.
The exam portion of your grade will be based on three exams administered throughout the semester. You are responsible for being in class on the day of the exam. Make-up exams will be given only in the case of a medical emergency verified by a doctor's note.
The project portion of your grade will be based on three substantial programming projects assigned throughout the semester and one final project due during the final exam period. In some cases, an oral explanation of the project will be a portion of your project grade. A project assignment submitted on time is eligible for full credit. A project (excluding the final project) submitted late by 1 week or less is eligible for a maximum of 80%. A project assignment submitted more than 1 week late is not eligible for credit. Extensions will be granted only in the case of a medical emergency verified by a doctor's note.
ALL assignments are to be completed individually unless specified, in writing, on the assignment. Academic dishonesty will NOT be tolerated. This is your warning! Students are encouraged to meet with me if they have questions regarding assignments or this policy. Students caught cheating will face severe penalty.