CSCI 250 Spring 2013
Discrete Structures
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Charles Cusack
Computer Science
Hope College
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ActivityPercent
EExam50
HHomework 40
MMiscellaneous10
Total100
  • Exams
    One Midterm exam and one Final Exam. They will be equally weighted.
  • Homework
    • There will be a a veritable plethora of homework assignments.
    • They will consist mainly of problems from the textbook.
    • All homework must be either typeset using Word, LaTeX, or some other software, or handwritten very neatly. I reserve the right to deduct up to 20% from your grade for work that is not clear and neat.
    • Please review the relevant sections of the Policies page for more details about the expectations for homework assignments.
  • Miscellaneous
    There are five main criteria, not necessarily equally weighted:
    1. Preparation. I expect you to prepare for every class, usually by reading one or more sections from the textbook. If I get the impression that you are not doing so, points will be deducted.
    2. Classroom discussion and activities. This includes attendance, how engaged you are during class, whether you are contributing to a positive learning environment or causing distractions, etc.
    3. Getting help when needed (Office Hours, etc.). Contrary to what some students may believe, it is a good thing to ask your professors questions when you get stuck. Thus, I want to encourage you to do so. If you are struggling with the material, whether or not you come to get help will be reflected in this part of your grade.
    4. Colloquium attendance. You must attend at least 75% of the colloquiums to not get marked down.
    5. SALT. If you do not complete the SALT by the Friday before exam week you will lose points.