How Assignments work
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There will be a nine Skills Assignments, one each week except Week 10.
- Each assignment, plus any concept discussion, and participation on the discussion boards is worth 11 points - for a total of 99 points.
- Skills assignments are posted at the beginning of the quarter on the Assignments link in Navigation Bar.
- Each assignment includes the related textbook readings, so you can work ahead if you want. They tend to follow a pattern that you will quickly recognize, but do not overlook the Week's Web Page, there may be additional requirements, solution sets and additional resources.
Concept Discussion Assignments will be posted some weeks on the Week's web page, which can be accessed from the Syllabus (link in Navigation Bar).
- Be sure to check the week's web page at the beginning of the week to see if anything has been added.
- These are based on articles or videos and require participating in the online discussion.
- Anyone can post Concept discussions if an article or news story that you find interests you. Just start a new thread with a subject something like: Week 4: Article discussion - Facebook security changes. Just add the article link to your post or attach a PDF.
Skills assignments general guidelines.
- Assignments are due Tuesday night as a guide - you and your i Peers can change that as needed as long as it remains weekly, except in unusual circumstances.
- You can submit your resulting code, a link to where it can be found, or a snapped image of the results - mainly showing that you did it.
- You can use email, DropBox, or any method you like to exchange items -- do not send me a copy. I use the iPeer form at the end of the course as a record.
- iPeer feedback is due by Friday - a few days after receipt.
- The goal is that you get feedback and have a chance to get pointers, tips and see someone else's efforts. If you find a better way. do it. Some groups meet after a class they share and compare results and discuss the exercise. A couple groups have used chat and used audio - fine, whatever works for you.
- You can work together on assignments - but, each of you needs to do the steps to learn the skills.
- Post any questions, comments or warnings (ie bad instruction or typo) on the discussion board. If there isn't a thread already started, create one with a subject like: Week 5: Assignment: I can't get question 5 to work or Week 2: Assignment: wrong picture on page 219.
- Discussion Board - even if you don't post questions, be sure to check periodically to see if you can help others. I find that you never really understand a concept until you have to explain it to someone else. Look for any Concept discussions you might join in.
Solution Set or Completed Solution - some assignments in some courses
will have these on the bottom of the Week's web page with the
The Reasonable Effort Rule: You should NOT be spending a huge number of hours struggling for perfection on each and every exercise. The goal is for you to put in a reasonable effort, but if you can't answer the question after giving it a fair attempt it is OK to give up! Way before you get too frustrated, please post any questions or concerns on the Skills Discussion board and/or communicate with your iPeer - the objective is to learn this material not catch you unprepared. Use the Solution Set or Completed Solution if available - that is what it is for.
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