These are some of the topics we've discussed or read about. The list is not necessarily complete.
I have not yet decided on the format for the exam. You can look at my previous exam for the types of questions I asked on an exam a little bit later in the term. I generally give synthesis questions that ask you to tie together a number of the different issues that we've discussed.
How should you study for the exam? Well, it depends on who you are and how you learn best. I'd suggest some of the following:
These policies (or a very similar set) will appear at the front of the exam.
This examination is open book, open notes, open mind, open computer, open web. Feel free to use any and all resources available to you except for other people. As always, you are expected to turn in your own work. If you find ideas in a book or on the web, be sure to cite them.
I strongly recommend that you read over the whole exam before attempting to answer any questions.
Answer all of your questions in a blue book. If you would prefer to, you may write all of your answers on the computer and print them out at the end of class. If you write your answers in the blue book, you need not do the problems in order (but it would help me if you provided a table of contents). If you type your answers on the computer, please do them in order.
I will give partial credit for partially correct answers. You ensure the best possible grade for yourself by highlighting your answer and including a clear set of work that you used to derive the answer.
I will not be available during the exam. If you feel that a question is badly worded or impossible to answer, note the problem and attempt to reword the problem in such a way that it is answerable.
In some questions, you may be asked to write code. That code need not be syntactically correct. However, it should be clear and should indicate to me that you would be able to write correct code if given sufficient time.
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