COMPSCI 575/MATH 513: Introduction to Computation
David Mix Barrington
Course Requirements and Grading
Your grade in CMPSCI 575 or MATH 513 will be based on the following:
- Midterm Exam (30%):
There will be one midterm exams each counting 30% of your grade, on
Thursday 25, at
7-9 p.m. in a room yet to be chosen
by the University.
I will write an exam intended
to be finished in an hour, and give you two hours to finish it.
(Over the years
students have accused me of overestimating what they
ought to be able to finish in an hour.)
There are both practice exams and real exams from the Fall 2016
offering of the course here.
- Final Exam (40%):This will be on Monday 17 December at
and will be cumulative, though with greater
emphasis on the last half of the course. You will have two
hours. The Fall 2016 final (linked to above) may serve as a practice exam.
- Homework (30%): There will be six
homework assignments during the term.
Together they will count for 30% of your final grade, with only the best
counting for 6% each. (The lowest grade will be dropped.)
Homework must be turned in as PDF files on the Moodle site for the course.
This will allow the TA's to grade it and give you feedback without the
necessity of moving large quantities of paper around. PDF files may be
generated in a variety of ways -- I would probably do it using Latex, but Word
and other word processing software has options to produce PDF's. (On a Mac,
any print command has a "save PDF" option.) You can also scan a handwritten
document to produce a PDF which you can then turn in. (But what you submit
must be readable -- you are responsible for reviewing your PDF yourself
to see that it is. Cel phone pictures of bad handwriting will in general not
Late homework will in general not be
accepted -- I'll deal with valid excuses by giving "excused" grades on
Academic Honesty Policy
All work submitted must be your own in presentation. How much
outside help is allowed depends on the course component.
Last modified 15 November 2018