Algorithms and OOD (CSC 207 2013F) : Assignments
Due: 10:30 p.m., Sunday, 1 September 2013
Summary: In this assignment, you will gather information about the structure of the course and then respond to a few basic questions about the course and about yourself.
Purposes: To encourage you to learn about the structure of the course and the course web. To give me a bit more information about you.
Expected Time: One to two hours for parts one and two.
Collaboration: Each student should turn in his or her own responses to this assignment. However, you may certainly work with other students as you review the course materials and answer the questions. You may discuss the assignment with anyone you wish. You may obtain help from anyone you wish, but you should clearly document that help.
Citation: Since this assignment explicitly asks you to read and summarize pages on the course web, you need not cite such pages. However, if you rely on pages from outside the course web for information, you should cite those pages.
Warning: So that this assignment is a learning experience for everyone, I may spend class time publicly critiquing your work.
As you might have been able to tell from the first day of class, I have a wide variety of opinions about learning and teaching in CS which are reflected in how I run the class. You can (and should) learn more about these perspectives from the course web. In this portion of the assignment, you will review the course web and answer some basic questions.
First, read the following items
Next, answer the following questions.
As I start a new course, I like to learn a little bit about each student in the course. I find that knowing more about my students helps me teach better. Hence, I provide a short survey.
Do ../readings/tools.html the readings for the next class, which can be found at http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Courses/CSC207/2013F/readings/git.html (or http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Courses/CSC207/2013F/readings/git.pdf) and http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Courses/CSC207/2013F/readings/eclipse.html (or http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Courses/CSC207/2013F/readings/eclipse.pdf). You may want to wait until Saturday night to do these readings because I plan updates.
I will evaluate your work on the seriousness with which you approach the assignment and your correctness in answering the questions. (And, yes, particularly clever or amusing answers are likely to earn you a modicum of additional credit.)
Please submit this work via two separate email messages to
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. The first should have
a title of “CSC 207 Course Details (Your
Name)” and should contain your answers to the first
part of this assignment. The second should have a title of “CSC
207 Survey Answers (Your Name)” and
should contain your answers to the second part of this assignment.
For example, if I were to submit answers to the first set of
questions, it would be titled “CSC 207 Course Details (Samuel
Please send your work as the body of an email message. I don't like attachments and prefer not to receive them when they can be avoided.
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