There is one midterm exam (term test) worth 30%, and a final exam worth 50%.
Ideally, a midterm exam should serve a diagnostic purpose, to alert students to potential weaknesses in understanding in advance of a final assessment. However, final exams are limited to 2.5 hours in length, which is not much time in which to make a proper assessment. Besides, as with assignments, if midterms did not contribute to the final grade, some students would not take them seriously.
Exams are highly imperfect instruments of diagnosis and assessment, but they are the best ones we have. More accurate and fair methods would likely raise your tuition costs substantially.
The midterm exam for CS 146 (Winter 2020) will be held on Monday, March 2nd, 2020, from 7:00pm to 8:50pm in DC 1351.
Please look up your specific venue and seat assignment on Odyssey via the exam seating link on the sidebar once midterm scheduling has been finalized.
The final exam for CS 146 (Winter 2020) is tentatively scheduled to be held on Friday, April 17th, 2020, from 12:30pm to 3:00pm in sections 9-11 on the upper level of PAC.
Please look up your specific venue and seat assignment on Odyssey via the exam seating link on the sidebar once finals scheduling has been finalized.