Class Meetings

Class meetings:
Tuesday and Thursday
3:30pm - 5:00 pm @ CAS 522

Lab meetings @ CS teaching lab (EMA 304):
CS101 A2 Wed 11:00am 12:00pm
CS101 A3 Wed 2:00pm 3:00pm
CS101 A4 Wed 3:00pm 4:00pm
CS101 A5 Wed 4:00pm 5:00pm
CS101 A6 Wed 5:00pm 6:00pm

Announcements


12/21/2011: CS101 is now complete, thanks for a great semester! Final grades have been posted and released.

Please note: due to the upcoming holidays I will not be answering any emails about grades until after New Year's. If you would like to review your exam, we can discuss it during my office hours in spring semester.
Here is the final grade distribution (see notes below):

After posting the grades, I discovered that I had an error in my spreadsheet with respect to calculating the bonus points for attendance. I will make corrections as needed, and you do not need to email me about it. The process to correct this is administratively onerous, and it will take perhaps several weeks before it is corrected. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Also note: in my grade sheet I used a 30% weighting for the homeworks, quizzes, and final exam. (This is consistent with the way I calculated grades for all of the "semester-to-date grades that I posted to websubmit during the semester.) The percentages on the syllabus were in error, and I neglected to correct it. However, the syllabus also states that "The following percentages are tentative and may be changed at my discretion at any time."

The final written exam grades were adjusted via a normal curve with a mean of 77 and a standard deviation of 11, which helped everyone. I used the 30%, 30%, 30% weighting when I decided on a curve for the written exam score. Had I weighted the exam at 25% of the course grade, I would have also curved the exam differently. I applied the same standard across all students, so I will not change the grade weighting scheme post-calculation.

1/4/2011: Check out the newly expanded Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


Created by: Aaron Stevens, azs@bu.edu
http://www.cs.bu.edu/courses/cs101/
Last update: 21 December 2011