- Make sure you follow along with this page linked in Canvas
- Please keep your microphone off unless you are asking a question
- Please turn on camera if you can (optional)
- Use chat if you would like to comment or ask questions
See Announcements link in Canvas to keep up with what is going on. Here are a few other items:
- Complete vaccinations required to visit campus or sign up for future terms (instructions)
- Allowed one extra day on Week 10 Labs. Now due Wednesday 10/27 @9pm
- Remember that some lab solutions are posted in Canvas Modules
- Food & Housing Resources: free food, meals, temporary and permanent housing
- COVID-19 Resources and Information: Includes loaner-laptop information
- Campus WiFi Access
- Extra credit bonus points for the first student to report a problem in course materials
Exam Preparation and Homework Help
10.1: Exam 2 Preparation
- Must attend the exam at the scheduled time or receive a score of zero (0)
- Except for unforeseeable emergency and justifiable reasons
- Be on time as you can only work on the exam during the scheduled time
- The exam covers material from the first 9 weeks
- Exam question types include multiple choice, short answer, and programming problems
- See practice exam for examples
- We will take the test in Canvas using the LockDown Browser.
- Make sure you have completed the Pre-Exam 2 Computer Check in Canvas
LockDown Browser Support
- Who has completed the Pre-Exam 2 Computer Check in Canvas?
- How many people were able to copy code from Lockdown browser to Replit? (Mac vs Windows)
- How many people were able to copy code from Replit to Lockdown browser?
- How many people were able to copy code from Lockdown browser to cpp.sh?
- How many people were able to copy code from cpp.sh to Lockdown browser?
- Updated Pre-Exam 2 Computer Check in Canvas
10.1.1: Administration and Exam Rules
- Use restroom before starting the exam. Leaving exam means you are done.
- Exam length is about 45 minutes.
- Exam is closed books, closed homework, and closed notes except one 3" x 5" card of handwritten notes.
- Exam work area must be clear: only a computer, 3" x 5" card, and one sheet of blank scratch paper.
- Your exam computer must have the LockDown Browser installed for the exam
- Verify your computer with the Pre-Exam 2 Computer Check quiz
- We will start the exam in a Zoom room to answer questions, verify 3x5 cards and scratch paper, and position phones
- Join the Zoom room using your cell phone--not your computer!!
- The browser interfers with Zoom during exams
- Install the Canvas and Zoom apps on your phone
- No computer applications open except the LockDown Browser.
- Must NOT use the computer to:
- View documents on the Internet
- Look at pre-existing code
- Open documents of any kind
- Send messages to anyone but the instructor (instructor via Zoom chat)
- No devices near work area including but not limited to earbuds, headphones, or cell phones, except for one cell phone positioned for Zoom call.
- The exam includes a built-in calculator
- Other allowed computer uses are entering, compiling and running code using an online compiler provided in the exam.
- Cannot use any other compiler or editor except the one provided
- Start the exam with the LockDown Browser
- No switching between computer desktops or an automatic 0.
- Must NOT communicate with anyone but the instructor during the exam
- Find a separate room or space for the exam if possible
- Make certain other people in your home know not to disturb you during the exam
- Students are responsible for not invading third party privacy rights with their webcam or phone
- Send questions or other messages to the instructor during the test via Zoom chat
About Audio and Video
- In normal class meeting I do not require audio or video.
- However, an exam is not a normal class meeting
- Audio and video are required during the test
- Students are responsible for selecting private spaces for testing
- Students must ensure that any recordings do not invade the privacy rights of any third party
- Code that does not compile contains an error
- When given the tools to compile, your code must compile for a good score
- Expect a substantial penalty if your code does not compile
- Also expect to lose points for every error in the code
- If you are having problems compiling, comment out the parts that do not compile
- Partial credit is available if you comment out your problem code and your code compiles
3"x 5" Card Requirements
- Put your name on your card
- Maximum card or paper size is 3 inches by 5 inches
- You may use both sides of the card
- Notes must be handwritten and NOT photocopied
- No more than three statements in a code sequence on the card — only snippets
- Any 3" x 5" cards violating these rules will be denied use before the exam
10.1.2: Test Preparation Resources
You have many resources to help you review and prepare for the exam as shown below.
- Table of contents: expand and review the sections for each chapter to locate information
- Search: type in keywords to find topics, click links and search in the page
- Participation Activities (PAs): Review the PAs as needed to refresh your memory of concepts
- Challenge Activities (CAs): Verify you know how to write the code snippets
- Lesson notes
- Instructor's notes: review and expansion of textbook topics
- In-class exercises: review the practice problems we worked on during class
- Your notes: written down before, during or after class
- Lab projects
- Review the lab projects completed each week
- Instructor project solutions (in Canvas)
- Practice exam questions in Canvas
- Instructor, SI and tutors: ask questions
- Student hours: see Canvas Home page
- SI study sessions
- Q & A discussion
- CS tutoring hours: (see Homework Help above)
- 3x5 Reference card
- Feel stressed about exams
- Feel your heart pounding or breath quickening
- Feel doubt you will do well on the exam
- Avoid studying for the exam
- Delay taking practice exams
- Research shows stress can be good for you (source)
- Heart pounding and breath quickening means your body is giving you more energy
- Tension means your body is giving you more strength
- Stress can improve your performance on exams
- The key to making stress work for you, instead of against you, is your mindset towards stress
Adjusting your Mindset to Harness Stress
- Worry less about making feelings of stress go away
- Insead of being anxious, tell yourself you are feeling excited or invigorated
- Focus on what you are going to do with your increased energy, strength and drive
- Put the energy to use to better prepare for the exam
- Review notes and questions, prepare your own questions and take the practice exam--multiple times
- Prepare that 3x5 card
Exercise 10.1: Reviewing Exam Questions
The extra credit for this week was to take the practice exam multiple times and attempt to complete it perfectly (100% correct including code).
Arranging the Reviews
- For the review, the instructor will create a breakout room.
- If you would like to be among the first called, put your name in Chat when prompted
- You will be in a waiting room and invited in for instructor review one project at a time.
- Continue to work on your ZyLab 10 (activate from Canvas), Lab 10XC Practice exam, or other projects, while waiting
- If you miss your turn, rejoin the meeting to get added back to the queue
During the Review
- The instructor will review each student's practice exam for 3-4 minutes each with the student
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