We will accept assignments for at least 7 days after the due date. After that, once we have graded that particular assignment, we will stop accepting additional late assignments.The first assignment, and only the first assignment, will have an additional 7-day grace period. This is to accommodate students who join the class late. Since I have no easy way to keep track of when students join, this policy applies to everyone equally. I strongly recommend to everyone that they complete the first assignment as soon as possible.
Because students often need extra time on assignments because of interviews and other matters, I have a "late day" policy.
You have seven late days, in total, which you can use throughout the semester. For example, if you use two late days on the first assignment, you will have five left over for your remaining assignments. To get these late days, all you have to do is ask; you don't need to provide any excuses, or give any reasons.
Basically, by asking for late days on an assignment, you are asking to have the due date for that assignment extended by that number of days. For example, if you ask for two late days, and turn your assignment three days late, it will be counted as if it were only one day late.
Once you use up your seven late days, that's it--you don't get any more.
To claim late days:
Finally, this isn't totally cast in stone. If you have a serious life-changing event, we may be able to work out some way for you to finish the course.
Quizzes, although generally quite short, are an important part of your final grade. If you must miss a quiz, you can work with me, or (with my approval) with one of the TAs, to try to make up the quiz. This should be done just before or just after the quiz is given in class.
If it isn't feasible to schedule a makeup quiz, it may be possible for me to assign a (small) additional program to replace the quiz. However, this depends on my time and energy. It may be that you will just lose those points.
At the end of the semester, I would like students to give a 5- to 10-minute presentation on a programming language of their choice. This may be done with or without a partner; if done with a partner, both partners must do some of the speaking. The presentation should say what is interesting about the language, and should provide some examples of syntax and semantics. PowerPoint slides will be required.
I must approve your choice of language beforehand.
Attendance at presentations will be mandatory.
The presentation will be counted as if it were an additional 10-point quiz. I expect everyone to earn the full ten points.
As noted earlier, this is tentative, and depends on whether we have time at the end of the semester.