CS373: Software Engineering

Spring 2020: 50615 & 50620


Grading

Type Number Points Total
Tests 2 125 250
Projects 5 100 500
Quizzes 15 10 150
Blogs 5 10 50
Papers 5 10 50
1000

Test will not be curved, but adjustments will be made to the total final grades depending on class performance.

Points Grade CR/NC
[940 - 1000] A CR
[900 -   940) A-
[870 -   900) B+
[840 -   870) B
[800 -   840) B-
[770 -   800) C+
[740 -   770) C
[700 -   740) C-
[670 -   700) D+
[640 -   670) D
[600 -   640) D-
[    0 -   600) F NC

Tests

  • There will be 2 tests.
  • There will be no final.
  • Tests will be closed book and two-stage with one page of notes.
  • Tests will be given on HackerRank.
  • You are responsible for having a device that works with HackerRank (e.g. a laptop or a tablet). A phone is not acceptable.
  • A code to unlock the test will be given in class.
  • Sending the code, the questions, or the answers to anyone is a violation of the honor code of the University.
  • Students who violate University rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.
  • The solutions to the tests will not be provided. The graders will grade the tests within one week. The grade can only be disputed within the following one week. All grade disputes must be made by e-mail on Canvas to the graders with supporting evidence or arguments.

Projects

  • There will be 5 projects.
  • The first project must be done individually.
  • The remaining projects must be done in a group. One solution will be turned in for the group.
  • For every day that a project is late, one-fifth of the points will be lost, so that in five days it will be worth zero. Corrupt or incomplete submissions will count as one day late. You must e-mail the graders on Canvas when submitting late or re-submitted projects.
  • The solutions to the projects will not be provided. The graders will grade the projects within one week. The grade can only be disputed within the following one week. All grade disputes must be made by e-mail on Canvas to the graders with supporting evidence or arguments.

Quizzes

  • There will be 18 quizzes.
  • The lowest 3 quizzes will be dropped.
  • There will be no make-up quizzes for any reason.
  • Quizzes will be closed book and two-stage.
  • You must submit both attempts.
  • Your final score will be the average of the two attempts.
  • Quizzes will be given on Canvas.
  • You are responsible for having a device that works with Canvas (e.g. a laptop, a phone, or a tablet). Sometimes there's enough text on the quiz that using a phone is inconvenient.
  • If you forget your tech or can't get it to work, your quiz will be marked zero.
  • You must attend the entire lecture. If you leave early, your quiz will be marked zero.
  • A code to unlock the quiz will be given in class.
  • Sending the code, the questions, or the answers to anyone is a violation of the honor code of the University.
  • Students who violate University rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.
  • You may not use the laptop, tablet, or phone after the quiz.
  • The solutions to the quizzes will be provided. The grade can only be disputed within the following one week. All grade disputes must be made by e-mail on Canvas to the graders with supporting evidence or arguments.

Blogs

  • There will be 8 blog entries.
  • 3 blog entries will be dropped.
  • You must submit the first and last blog entry.

Papers

  • There will be 8 papers.
  • 3 papers will be dropped.

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