- how and when to submit assignments
- policy on late submissions
- plagiarism policy
- All assignments are due at 6am unless otherwise noted.
- Undergraduates in CS465 may pair with another person on the homework
assignments. If you do so, then when you make your blackboard
submission, please use the blackboard comments section to indicate
who your partner is. You are free to also indicate on the homework
assignment whom your partner is, but it makes it easier for the TAs
if you also indicate it in the blackboard comments section.
- Assignments are to be submitted via blackboard.
- Written assignments should be submitted as either an ascii text file
or as a pdf file that was prepared with a word processor. Under no
circumstances should you submit handwritten solutions unless I tell
you that it is permissable. If you are asked to submit a program, you
should submit it as an ascii text file so that we can run it.
- All programs and SQL queries will be tested by running them against
test data and may be tested automatically using scripts. For that reason
please make sure that you have run and tested them before submitting them.
Unfortunately we have very little TA support for this course and hence
the TAs will not be able to give your programs or SQL queries more than
a cursory inspection. Hence please do not expect to receive credit for queries or
programs that "almost" work.
Early and Late Submissions
- Early Submission: 5% will be added to your homework grade if you submit it more than
24 hours in advance of the submission deadline. If you must resubmit
within those 24 hours because you discover something wrong with your
homework, and it's your fault, then you will not receive the 5%
bonus. If you must resubmit within 24 hours because of a correction
I make to the homework assignment, you will still receive the 5%
- Late Submission: 10% will be deducted from your homework grade for each day that it is
late, up to a maximum of 3 days. Anything submitted more than 3 days
late will receive a 0.
A day is measured from the submission time. For example, if the
submission time is 6am on a Tuesday and you submit your assignment
at 8pm on Thursday, then 30% will be deducted from your homework
grade because the first day runs until 6am on Wednesday, the second day
until 6am on Thursday, and the third day until 6am on Friday.
In general I will not grant extensions unless you
are unable to work on the assignment for the bulk of the assignment
period (e.g., a medical emergency on the first couple days of the
assignment prevents you from attending class or work on assignments
for an entire week). If something comes up the day the assignment is
due then you will need to submit late and have some points deducted.
In other words, it is not a good idea to procrastinate.
- It is permissable to talk to other students about your strategy for
solving the problems assigned in labs. However, any code and any
written material you submit must be written exclusively by you
or provided by Professor Vander Zanden in the notes or in lecture.
Note that the word "exclusively"
means that you may not use code written by anyone else, including but
not limited to former or current students. You may also not use
previous solutions that have been posted by me, as that is also not
your work, but my work. Failure to follow this
guideline is considered plagiarism.
- It is not permissable to give code or written material that
solves or partially solves a lab assignment to another student. Doing
so is considered plagiarism. If you leave your directories or files
publicly readable, we will consider that to be evidence that you
have voluntarily given your code or written material to other students.
Therefore you should read protect all directories and files associated
with this course. If you have a directory named cs465 then you can read and
write protect it using the following command:
UNIX> chmod 0700 ~/cs465
- Plagiarism will be dealt with harshly. At best you will receive a 0. At
worst you will be referred to the office of student affairs for