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
All assignments in this course are single-student assignments, except for Proxy Lab which can be done in a team of at most two. The work must be all your own. Do not copy any parts of any of the assignments from anyone including the web. Do not look at other students' code, papers, or exams. Do not make any parts of your assignments available to anyone, and make sure noone can read your files. The university policies on academic integrity will be applied rigorously.
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 3 grace days for the entire semster. Here is how they work:
Exceptions to the policies above will be granted only under most dire circumstances and must be discussed with and approved by the course instructor in advance.
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.