Throughout the semester assignments will be provided to compliment classroom instruction. These assignments will be graded. There will be 8 graded assignments provided in the semester. Assignments typically begin as in-class activities. The assignment is begun in class with assistance from the instructor and the student is then left to complete the assignment independently.
Completing the assignments, as an individual, is the best way to prepare for the quizzes and exams.
Assignments typically include the instructions to “upload your work to the class server” and then to “deliver the word document to your instructor as directed”. Multiple server systems may be involved in the student’s solution. Students must follow the assignments submission instructions completely to receive credit for their work (e.g. students must perform the upload and deliver the word document).
Any assignment submitted properly before the assigned due date/time will be treated as “on time” and will be graded accordingly. Late or incomplete assignments will receive a grade of zero. A solution may be incomplete because the student stopped work on it, or because the student neglected to activate all components of the solution.
Because the submission of the assignment involves multiple steps, and (often) multiple systems, students are strongly encouraged to check their work carefully before and after they turn it in. Ensuring that your solution is up and running is part of turning in your assignment properly!
Extra credit opportunity: If a student submits each of the semester’s assignments on time, and without any technical complications, then that student will be eligible to receive a 30% boost to their overall homework score.
It is acceptable (and sometimes advantageous!) for two students to collaborate on an assignment. However, each student must submit his/her own copy of the solution. Similarly, each individual student is responsible for setting up any software and/or resources as directed in the assignment. Students will have the opportunity to indicate who they worked with when they submit their work and are expected to do so.
Assignment solutions will not be provided by the instructor. However, assignment solutions may be reviewed in class, and/or presented via video.