Computer Science Department
College of Arts and Sciences
- Homework assignments constitute the heart of this course. It is
only by doing the homework that you really learn the
material. There will be approximately 9-10 homework assignments
handed out throughout the semester. Homework Assignments will be
worth 40% of the final grade.
- Homework assignments are designed to help you understand the
materials covered in lectures, in sections, and in assigned
readings. Most of the problems in the homework assignments will
be hands-on exercises on the computer.
- Homework assignments will be fairly long, each taking an average
of 3 to 4 hours to complete, although the time required will
vary quite a bit from student to student and assignment to
assignment. Always allow more time than you think you will need!
- Discussion sections are your chance to get help and hints on the
homework assignments. They also offer an opportunity to ask
questions in a smaller, more intimate setting than a huge
- Homework assignments will be handed out at the end of class
meetings. Extra copies will be left in one of the handouts box,
labeled ``CS-101(B1) / Handouts'', in the hall outside of MCS
- Homework assignments are to be handed in using the slotted
homework box, labeled ``CS-101(B) / Homework Inbox'', in the
hall outside of MCS 137 by 5:00 pm on the day they are due.
Even if late, do not hand in your homework in the class or
during office hours. Do not hand in your homework by slipping
them under the office door of the instructor or the TF.
- There will be a hefty penalty of 25% for a homework handed in
one class late, and of 50% for a homework handed in two
classes (i.e. one week) late. No homework will be
accepted if late for more than one week. There will be no
exceptions to this policy, other than for religious holidays and
certified medical excuses. In such cases, extensions will be
granted only if (and until) the homework solutions are posted
(about 1 week after the original due date).
- Homework assignments will be graded and returned to you. Grades
will not be changed, except in the case of a calculation or
Created on: 1995.01.12
Updated on: 1997.09.02
Maintainer: Azer Bestavros