the midterm and the final will be open-book, open-notes, and
On-campus students and local SCPD
students must attend the midterm and final exam on campus at the
scheduled time and place. Non-local SCPD students will be faxed a copy
of the exam and will fax it back when time is up.
Midterm Exam: Monday July 24, 7pm-9pm, Gates B01
(20% of your final grade)
The midterm exam will be held on
Monday, July 24, from 7pm-9pm in Gates B01 (the large lecture hall in the
basement of the Gates computer science building). Access to the
Gates building after hours is only through the rightmost glass double
doors on the east side of the building (where the exterior wall is
curved). You need to swipe your student ID to get in.
midterm will cover material up through and including the Wednesday,
July 19 lecture. You'll have two hours to do it, but I expect that you will be able to finish it in about one hour.
will spend part of lecture on
July 24th reviewing the first half of the course. This review session
will be largely question-driven, so bring
questions! I will be out of town and unable to answer questions
from the afternoon of Thursday July 20th through the evening of Sunday
July 23rd. My regular office hours scheduled for July 21 at 10am
will instead be held on July 20 at 10am. Likewise, because my
office hours on Monday July 24th coincide with the midterm,
I've moved them up to 5:45pm-6:45pm. Come by with any last minue
questions you have before the exam.
Sample Midterms: Here are two sample midterms (given in past versions of CS145). Caveats:
I didn't cover XQuery, so it won't be on this summer's midterm.
Past midterms are closed-book and more time-constrained. This summer will be open book with lots of time.
Routine alternate or make-up exams will
not be given. If you know you will have a legitimate conflict with the
out-of-class midterm exam time, please notify me by the end
of the first week of class. If you
provide an extraordinarily compelling case then an alternate exam may
be given, but alternate exams will be oral exams given by
Please do not ask for a regrade on a particular
you have studied our sample solution. If you don't understand the
sample solution, please visit office hours.
Once you understand the sample solution, if you
that your solution is correct, you may either: (1) Visit any staff
member's office hours to discuss your solution to the problem and
whether a regrade may be warranted; or (2) Attach a note to your exam
explaining very clearly why your answer is correct, then turn it in
to the TA, marked very clearly for a regrade.