CS 136: Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction, Winter 2019



Final marks for Winter 2019 will be computed as follows:
  • Assignments: 20%
  • iClicker Participation: 5%
  • Midterm Exam: 25%
  • Final Exam: 50%

Minimum Requirements

To pass the course, students must have a weighted average of 50% or better on the exams and an average of 50% or better on the graded assignments. There are 10 planned assignments and all the assignments are weighted equally (except for A0). Completing assignments is crucial for mastering course material.

One of the courses following CS 136 in the Computer Science curriculum is CS246. It currently has a prerequisite of 60% or more in CS 136. If you earn 60% or more in CS 136 you may go on to CS246. Otherwise,

  • if your CS 136 mark is less than 50% you must repeat CS 136 before going on. A failure will be recorded on your academic record.
  • if your CS 136 mark is in the 50's you must repeat CS 136 before going on to take CS246. You may take CS245 (recommended) or CS251 while you repeat CS 136. A failure will not be recorded on your record but the mark will be included in your averages and retaking the course will count as a course attempt.

Marks Look-up

For your convenience, we provide a facility to check your unofficial marks online.

As your assignment and exam marks are recorded, they will be made available on this website. You will need your UWdir username (8 characters or less) and password in order to log in; your password is the same one that you use for Quest. Errors in the marks should be reported to an ISA.

Handmarking Results on MarkUs

We will be using MarkUs for handmarking assignments in CS 136 this term.

To log in to MarkUs, go to MarkUs and enter your Quest user ID and password. Once you log in, you should see a summary page of all the assignments that have been handmarked so far.

The results for certain assignments may say "nan", if the handmarked portion was not alloted any marks. However, TAs look over all submissions and make helpful suggestions for improving solutions. If you did not get perfect on Marmoset, you can use these annotations as a starting point for revisiting your solution.

To view the annotations in MarkUs, click on the assignment name and then click on the Results tab near the top of the page. Here you will see your Marmoset submission with highlighted sections. Mousing over these sections will show you the TAs annotation.

Remark Requests

Remark requests will only be accepted up to TWO weeks from the release of the assignment mark.

Please carefully read through the comments made by the marker on MarkUs before sending a remark request.

If you believe the hand-marked portion (style and efficiency) was marked incorrectly, you may submit a remark request using the Request System. We will NOT accept remark requests for the Marmoset tests unless the test itself was written incorrectly (i.e. we will not be able to process requests that ask for an extension / accept late submissions / award partial marks for some tests you failed on Marmoset).

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