CP164 : Assignments - Winter 2020

The Assignments

Assignments are due 8:30 am Friday.

Week Starting Assignment Posted
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7 Reading Week
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11 Pandemic Week
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Assignment Validator

Assignments are posted on this web site at least one week before their due dates. If you do not see the assignment when you select them from the listing, they aren't there yet. Don't panic! They will be posted.

Sample solutions are posted on MyLearningSpace in the Contents section.

The Lab Instructor will make alternate arrangements in case of equipment failure, holidays, illness, errors, etc. These changes are posted to the CP164 mailing list. Check your email on a regular basis!

Not all questions on all assignments are marked. The questions to be marked are not announced ahead of time.

If you have questions about your assignment mark, please contact your marker. If you still have questions, then you may speak with the Lab Instructor. If you are still not satisfied, then you may speak with a course instructor. Please bring your questions to your marker's attention within one week of getting your marks back.

If you have questions about the assignment, its structure, the material covered, or the use of the Pydev IDE, please contact the Lab Instructor. If you have questions about the mechanical part of submitting assignments (using Windows, WLU, email, etc.), please contact ITS.

Your work is evaluated individually, so do all your assigned work yourself. Submitting work as a group - unless specifically requested - is unacceptable. Such work receives a grade of zero. Plagiarism - the submitting of someone else's work as you own - is a serious offence. The purpose for working together is to help each other learn. If collaboration is done in order for one or more people to avoid having to learn and/or work, then it is very likely going to involve plagiarism. Please read the section on Academic Integrity in University Governance and Policies. If you are assigned group work, every member of your group receives the same mark for the work submitted. Watch out for self-proclaimed computer gurus. Have a professional attitude.

Submitting Assignments

Submit Assignments through MyLearningSpace.

You must adhere to our standards when submitting your assignments. You may use whatever tools you wish to create your assignments, but it is your responsibility to meet these standards:

Take the time to adhere to these standards. Don't wait until five minutes before the due date to try and make your program work on the WLU network, or to convert your text from Electric Pencil 5.2 to ASCII.

We strongly suggest you keep back up copies of your assignments on a network drive or memory stick. You are responsible for the back up of your course material.

After marking your assignments your marker posts your mark and comments on MyLearningSpace. Markers have two weeks after the assignment submission to return your marked assignment to you.

You may request a reassessment of your assignments by specifying the reasons for such request in writing. The assignment are completely reassessed and the reassessment may result in raising or lowering of your marks.

If you have problems, get help before the assignment is due.

Benefit of the Doubt Marks

Our markers spend a fair amount of time with students discussing assignment issues involving only one or two marks. Because the impact of the number of marks involved in these discussions is so insignificant, we would like to reduce this time. In order to do this we are adding Benefit of the Doubt (BD) Marks to assignment marks. The way these marks work is this:

When your assignment is graded, these marks are added to the final assignment grade. (For example, an assignment worth 30 marks may have 2 BD marks). If you bring your assignment back to your marker for remarking, these marks are removed from the final assignment grade. Thus, it is not worth bringing your assignment to your marker's attention for only 1 or 2 marks as the final assignment grade is unchanged (or lowered!). The only exception is simple addition errors which corrected by your marker without affecting the BD marks.

Please bring your questions to your marker's attention within one week of getting your marks back. Any later and no changes can be made.