|CSC 207||Grinnell College||Spring, 2013|
|Algorithms and Object-Oriented Design|
The Department of Computer Science, in cooperation with Information Technology Services and the Math Lab, provides tutors to help CSC 151, CSC 161, and CSC 207 students with computing problems. However, in CS 207, the role of mentors and tutors is limited on supplemental problems and tests, as discussed below.
For any assignment (e.g., laboratory exercise, or supplemental problem), a mentor or tutor is allowed to provide help to:
Of course, following the rules for academic honesty that apply to all academic work at Grinnell College, help obtained from any source must be cited in all assignments).
In addition, groups working on laboratory exercises may ask mentors and tutors for the following:
In short, groups may ask tutors for assistance on any aspect of a laboratory exercise, but of course, all help obtained from any source must be cited.
Under no circumstances should a mentor or tutor be asked how to approach a problem or how to write a substantial piece of code related to any supplement problem or test-revision problem. As a general rule, a section of code that is four or more lines long — perhaps even less when the logic is particularly complex — will be considered substantial. Help from mentors and tutors is not intended to replace the assistance available from the instructor at regularly scheduled class periods or office hours. Therefore, the mentors and tutors may answer only short questions which have short answers.