For those sitting the course for credit, the tutorials are compulsory. You meet with a tutor in a group to discuss the week’s exercises, and/or anything else the group decides to cover. You should do the exercise sheet before your tutorial! If you have any difficulties, that is fine. Come to the tutorial being able to explain where you got stuck. Even better, discuss with others in the class first, and be able to explain what a few of you think. Your tutorial group won't necessarily discuss everything on the sheet: full answers will be made available, so the point isn't to rush through all the answers.
Tutorials will start in week 3, the week of 30 September. You should find your group in MyEd and/or Learn before then.
Central timetabling will assign you to a group after you have officially registered for the class. (With apologies, there are likely to be some changes in week 1 and 2 while we finalize how many groups will run.) If you need to change groups, please request a change through your MyEd portal (click studies in the main options bar and then "Change Tutorial", screenshot). Timetabling should process your request in 48hrs. If not, your lecturers and tutor cannot change your group for you, but you could try query email@example.com.
If you genuinely can't make a group one week for a good reason, go to another one. Please don't change groups without good reason, or they'll get imbalanced. If you can't make a tutorial, please let your assigned tutor know with a one or two line email.
Those auditing the class as "class only" aren’t entitled to attend tutorials, but are still advised to do the exercises.
There will be 7 tutorials. The final one is usually in week 9 (12–16 November).
The tutorial questions are designed to make you think and discuss things. Work with other people before your tutorial, and come to your tutorial ready to talk. Many of the questions are more involved and open-ended than exam questions. That said, an exam questions could be quite similar or based on a tutorial question, with the assumption you’ve done the tutorial question, and afterwards worked carefully through the answers.
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