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Homeworks > Final Exam Instructions

Final Exam Instructions

The final exam will be given twice, once on the Tepper schedule during the Tepper exam period, and once on the regular university schedule, during the regular exam period. However, notice that the lectures last into exam week for the regular schedule, so you should not leave until after Friday, December 13, 2013.

We have been given the following exam dates. You can select either one, no matter whether you are in Tepper or not, and you do not need to tell me in advance which one you will attend:

  • Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, in 7500 Wean Hall
  • Monday, Dec. 16; 2013, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, in Tepper 152

Rwanda students will probably take the exam on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Other distance students will be able to take the exam "proctored" where they live. Instructions for this will be emailed to you by your coordinator. All distance exams must be returned to me by Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:00am EST.

The final exam will cover material from all the lectures and all the homeworks. You can be sure that there will be questions on the exam from each lecture 1 through 13 (including the guest lectures) and all homeworks. However, material that is in the readings but not covered in lecture will not be on the final. The exam is closed-book, so you can not use your computers, books or notes during the exam. Please bring pens or pencils to write with. Many of the questions will be short-answer, but you should also be able to do what you did in the homeworks.

There will be questions about the Heuristic Analysis, but you do not need to memorize the 10 heuristics -- I will give you the list, but you need to be able to recognize what they are. Similarly, I will give you the names of the kinds of Contextual Inquiry Diagrams, but you need to know what each is for and how to make them. If I ask about the various methods discussed in this course (such as Contextual Inquiry, Heuristic Analysis, etc., and any of the methods in Lecture 12), I will give you the name of the method, but you should know what it is and what it is good for, and how it differs from the other methods.

You will have 3 hours, but last year, most people finished in about two hours.

Also, last day to turn in any homeworks is Wed, Dec. 11, 2013, so we have time to grade them.