Department of Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Fundamentals of Computing Systems

CS-350: Spring 2019

Exams and Quizzes

Attendance Quizzes and Piazza Polls:

Throughout the semester, I will be posting simple polls on Piazza to serve as attendance/participation quizzes. As such, some of these polls will be assigned and must be answered during the class (please make sure you bring your smart phone or personal computer along), whereas others will be assigned online and must be answered within 48 hours.  Each poll will consist of a single (easy) question mostly to check your understanding of material covered in lecture. You are allowed to miss one attendance quiz without being penalized.

Attendance quizzes and on-line polls will go towards the 10% of the final grade for class participation. 

Interim (Midterm) Exams:

There will be two in-class exams. These exams (combined) will be worth 30% of the final grade, and will cover the material presented from the beginning of the semester (or from the previous in-class exam) and up to the last lecture before the exam. Please check the class schedule for the specific dates of these exams.

Final Exam:

The course final exam is worth 30% of the final grade, and will cover the material offered throughout the semester. Please check the class schedule for date and time. The place for the final exam is typically the same as that of the lecture (and will be announced in due time, if different).

Policy on Missed Exams:

Please mark the exam dates on your calendar (and remember them when you make your recess and end-of-semester travel plans!) There will be absolutely no make-up exams, except for medical emergencies. For medical emergencies, you must provide a letter from a doctor, specifying the period of time during which you were unable to attend an exam.