CS3000: Summary of Assessment

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See the grading, policies, logistics page for a more detailed description, especially of the motivation behind particular choices, the why behind the what that is listed here. It also contains basic tips on LaTeX, classroom environment and academic integrity expectations, DRC and accessibility information.

Grading and Assessment

Letter grade to numerical equivalent follows university guidelines: University Grading System.

Letter Score Satisfactoriness Alternate explanation
A+ 4.333 Outstandingly Satisfactory solved extra credits problems
A 4.000 Completely Satisfactory meets requirements/standards
A– 3.667    
B+ 3.333    
B 3.000 Nearly Satisfactory almost meets requirements/standards
B– 2.667    
C+ 2.333    
C 2.000 Somewhat Satisfactory somewhat meets requirements/standards
C– 1.667    
D+ 1.333    
D 1.000 Unsatisfactory does not meet requirements/standards
D– 0.667    
F 0.000 Failure/(Very) Unsatisfactory does not meet requirements/standards


Problem Sets

There will be no graded programming problems but students are encouraged to attempt the problems listed in the recommended programming problems page.


Participation and collaborative notes

5% of the grade is at instructor's discretion based on participation in class. This is informally "graded" and is more a "did the Instructor/TAs/students notice your participation" rather than "do X and do Y to get the 5%".

Collaboration will happen on a private github repo via separate branches and pull requests and what not. Instructor/TAs will sync repo contents to overleaf so that everyone has access to the combined and compiled PDF. Github repo is used to determine contributions (participation/engagement) and the overleaf is for the better UI/UX experience for the LaTeX \(\longrightarrow\) PDF pipeline.

The open notes to be used in exams will primarily come from this collaboratively created content. Writing quality notes will prove useful for exam prep and ensures that this endeavor doesn't disappear into a void.

Course grade

The course grade will be a weighted average using the weights shown below.

Total 100%
5 Problem Sets 35%
6 Quizzes 15%
1 Midterm Exam 15%
1 Final Exam 30%
Participation 5%

Author: Akshar Varma

Created: 2023-06-27 Tue 15:25