Monday, December 20, 2010

Looking at exams --after 3 Jan

Correction: Please come after 3 Jan if you want to see your exam. Sorry about this -- at the moment the exams are not in a sorted order, so we cannot easily find exams to show you. --Bill

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Final Course Grades

Are in the system! Have a good break -- Bill and Chris

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Final exam grades released

We have released the grades for the final exam. If you would like to see the exam, you may come to Dr. Scherlis' office *next week*. The mean and median scores were 119 and 120 points (out of 164), respectively. Have a nice break!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Office Hours

I'll hold office hours tomorrow at my usual time and place for any last minute questions.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Extra Office Hours

I'll be having extra office hours on Monday from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM for last minute content-based questions/review. Please do not come expecting to find out the specific material on the exam.

Partial Solutions Posted

There are now partial solutions to the exam we went over in the review posted on the lectures page.

Final Exam Note Sheet

To clarify, you are allowed one piece of paper worth of notes for the final on Monday. The same policy applies here as it did for the two midterm exams: your piece of paper must be 8.5"x11", you may write on both sides of it, and it shouldn't be typeset.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sample final exam

A sample final exam has been placed on the portal on the lectures slides page. Please look over the exam prior to the review session, which is at 2pm in Wean Hall 7500 on Saturday the 11th.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Portal updated

PDFs and video links are now posted for all sessions. Good luck on the final! --Bill

Friday, December 03, 2010

Final Review

The review for the final exam will be in Wean 7500 starting at 2:00pm on 11 December.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

An ADDITIONAL submission to make on Front Desk

A new submission portion to the chess submission named "Chess: Improved versions" has been created on Front Desk. You will need to submit the code with any improvements you made to the unit tested version for this portion of the chess assignment.

You still need to submit the unit tested version to the original "Chess" submission portion.

Note that the due date for this new portion is Dec 3rd at 11:59PM, when the pool closes.

Office Hours and Final Review

Office hours for this semester will end this week with the end of classes. That specifically means that there will be no scheduled office hours in the week before the final. We'll still be reading the bboards, so you should post questions that come up as you study there. If you're really stuck, feel free to contact your specific TA and try to arrange for help in person if you need it.

There will be a mass review for the final exam in the afternoon of 11 December. The details of when and where will be announced as we release a practice exam for you to work on in preparation for that review.

Do not rely on this practice exam and review as your only way of studying for the exam! The final will cover material from the whole semester, and it therefore warrants serious preparation beyond what we go through with you.

Correction: Chess Due Dates

Due to some mis-communications, we have decided to extend the due date for the chess. The unit tested portion of this assignment, namely the evaluator and Alpha Beta Searcher, is due Thursday, December 2nd at 11:59:59pm. The competition pool will still end the last day of the semester: Friday, December 3rd, at 11:59:59pm. Your scores against Jackbach and Bachchoy will be taken on: Friday, December 3rd, at 11:59:59pm.