There will be two assignments. The first is entirely "formative", it will carry no credit, but should help you learn more about the course material and get feedback in a low-stress way. The second assignment is assessed, and will count towards your final grade.
You are strongly encouraged to do the first assignment in a pair. Please register your pair, or request to be paired up with someone, using the spreadsheet I have emailed to the class list.
Assignment 1: worksheet.
The assessed assignment is subject to the School's strict late work policy. Moreover, markers will not be obliged to give detailed personal feedback to any work that is submitted substantially after its deadline.
Good Scholarly Practice: Please remember the University requirements for all assessed work for credit, given here, and links from there. Furthermore, you are required to take reasonable measures to protect your assessed work from unauthorised access. For example, if you put any such work on a public repository then you must set access permissions appropriately (permitting access only to yourself). These requirements only apply to the second assignment, as the first assignment carries no credit.
It is a common mistake to focus too much on assignments that directly carry credit, or assume that time spent on exercises should be directly rewarded with marks. The second assessed assignment need not take 20% of the time you spend on the course, just as the 2 hour final exam does not take 80% of the time.
Those auditing the class as "class only" aren’t entitled to get their assignments marked. However, answers and general feedback will be available after the deadlines.
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