15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS): Assignments
The assignments are the heart of this course. Much of what you learn in this course will be through completing these assignments.
Collaboration and Academic Integrity
We will be using the Moss system to detect software plagiarism including comparisons with labs from prior years. This system is amazingly good, because it understands the programming language in question (C, in our case).
It is not considered cheating to clarify vague points in the assignments or textbook, or to give help or receive help in using the computer systems, compilers, debuggers, profilers, or other facilities.
Due Dates and Grace Days
All handins are electronic via the Autolab system. Assignments are due at 11:59pm on the specified due date.Each student will receive a budget of 5 grace days for the entire semster. Here is how they work:
Summer Vacations/Off-grid travelShort interruptions are, by design, managed by late days. But, if you've got major travel plans, etc, please let us know as soon as you know, with luck at least 2 weeks in advance. We'll work something out -- but we need to know well in advance of any affected work.
We always count your latest submission, both for grading purposes and for the purpose of counting late days. You should avoid the scenario where you make final clean-up edits close to the submission deadline without subsequently compiling and re-testing your code. You might end up with no credit if you accidentally fail to close a comment or miss a parenthesis!
Some labs permit unofficial submissions in order to test your code with the Autolab grader. Unofficial submissions will not be graded. Please make sure to hand in at least one official submission.
GradingGrading criteria are stated separately with each lab. Most of each score will be determined by the Autolab grading script.
The teaching staff will decide on grade boundaries at the end of the year. We may use intangibles, such as participation in class and recitation for those close to grade boundaries.