Exam Policy (Autumn 2018)

Exam Logistics

Regular Exam: 2018-11-06 6:15pm in EB 1345 for 90 minutes in duration.

Alternate Exam: 2018-11-06 3pm in Anthony 1279 for 90 minutes in duration.

Unless previous arrangements have been made, all students are expected to attend the regular exam. If you have a conflict with the regular exam time, contact us ASAP and you'll be given permission to attend the Alternate Exam. If you require additional time to take exams (VISA accomadations), please contact us, you'll likely be using both exam times to complete your exam.

Preparing for the Exam

At least one week prior to the exam, a sample exam will be released with questions broadly similar to the actual exam. A sample exam key will also be provided (perhaps a few days later). The best way to prepare is to solve the sample exam, on your own, with only the material you intend to bring to the actual exam. If you can't solve a question, come to office hours, or ask for help on Piazza. Only after solving the exam should you look at the key.

Note, only some of the exam questions from previous years with be comprehensible due to changes in the source and intermediate languages made for this year.

Cheatsheets and Exam Aids

The exam is open book, meaning you can bring whatever material you want with you to the exam. Printouts of the slides, hand written and typed notes, the sample exam and key, love letters, are are fine to bring. The one exception is that there can be no electronics out during the exam (phones, smartwatches, digital pets, all go in the bag).

Do Not Answer Every Exam Question

The exam will have 6 questions, each worth 40 points. However, the exam is worth a total of 200 points. One of the questions (of your choosing) will not be graded, you will put a large slash across that question to indicate that it should not be graded. Exams without a slashed question will have the last question not be graded.

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