CSCE 350 Spring 2005: Grading

  • Quizzes: 5%
  • Homework: 35%
  • Midterm (2): 25%
  • Final Exam: 35%
  • Some quizzes will be based on the assigned readings. Homework must be turned in typed; exceptions will be made for assignments requiring figures or unusual formatting. Homework is due at the beginning of class. Homework turned in late is subject to a 10% per day penalty, subject to the provision that no credit is given to homework turned in after the beginning of the following class.

    Each student is expected to attend all classes for this course and is responsible for all material covered in class or assigned. In particular, absence from more than six scheduled classes, whether excused or unexcused, is excessive and may result in a grade penalty.

    Each student must follow the University Code of Student Academic Responsibility and turn in his or her work. You are encouraged to discuss the material you study, but you must do your homework individually, unless an assignment is explicitly designated as a team assignment. The minimum penalty for a violation will be a zero on the work involved. In addition, an honor code violation will be subject to the penalties described in the USC Community Handbook and Policy Guide.

    In order to obtain a grade of C or better in this course, it is necessary to obtain at least a grade of D (60%), cumulatively, on the tests.

    Normally, homework must be submitted using the dropbox program on the Sun Ultra computers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This program is accessible at Please read the email sent to your address.