2012/2013, 4th quarter, time slot B [CS site | OSIRIS]
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Wolfgang Hürst (WWWEmail),

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You final grade for this course will be based on your grade from the three practical assignments and the grades from the two exams. Information on the exams and conditions for participation and grading can be found below. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact the instructor of this course.


EXAMS
  • Midterm exam (T1): week 22, Thursday, May 30, 13h30-16h30, EDUCA-GAMMA
    [Exam T1: questions, solutions]

  • Final exam (T2): week 27, Thursday, July 4, 17h00-20h00, EDUC-GAMMA
    [Exam T2: questions, solutions]

  • Retake exam (T3): week 33, Thursday, August 15, 13h30-16h30, EDUC-ALFA
    Notice that changes may apply! Always check OSIRIS for final date, time, and room information!



GRADING

Programming assignments: There will be three programming assignments throughout the semester. The final grading P for your programming assignments makes up 1/3 of your overall grade for this course. P must be at least 5.0 (before rounding) to pass the course.

Exams: There will be a midterm exam T1 and a final exam T2. The final grading T for your exams makes up 2/3 of your overall grade for this course. It is calculated as follows: T = 0.5*T1 + 0.5*T2. T must be at least 5.0 (before rounding) to pass the course.

Final grade: If both T (= the grade for the written exams) and P (= the programming grade) are at least 5.0, the final grade for the course is (2T + P) / 3. Your final grade must be at least 6 (after rounding) to pass the course.

RETAKES AND REQUIREMENTS

Retake (exams): If you handed in all programming assignments, took part in both written exams, and your final grade for the course is at least 4.0 (before rounding), you are entitled to participate in the retake exam T3. This exam will cover all lectures and tutorials. The result from your retake exam T3 will replace the lower one of your original scores, i.e. either T1 or T2 if and only if it improves your final grade. Criteria for passing stay the same as indicated above (i.e. T must be at least 5.0 before rounding, and your final grade must be at least 6 after rounding). Notice that if you passed the course, you are allowed to participate in the retake exams if you want to improve your grade. In that case, please send me a short email note about it, so we know how many exams we have to print.

Retake (practicals): If and only if you failed the course due to the practicals, handed in all programming assignments, took part in both written exams, and your final grade for the course is at least 4.0 (before rounding), you are entitled to participate in the retakes for the practicals. There will be one retake assignment that can replace either P1, P2, or P3 if it improves your final grade. The topic for the retake assignment is decided individually. To get your assignment and related deadlines, contact the instructor before Monday, July 08, 17:00h. Notice that there is no retake option for the practicals if you passed the course or if your grade P for the practicals is >5.0. Sorry.

Exceptions: No rules without exceptions. If you didn't participate in either the midterm or the final exam for a good reason and informed us about this before the exam you can take the retake of the exam you missed. In all other cases, it is up to us to decide if we make an exception or not. That is, if you do not match the requirements specified above (e.g. your final grade was just 3.8) but you demonstrated significant effort and feel confident that you can pass this course by participating in the retake, we might make an exception based on your reasons and overall performance. Please be aware, that your chances to get such an exception increase, the earlier you contact us.

(c) Wolfgang Hürst