Fall 2000 Lab Policy

It is excellent practice to complete as much of your laboratory as you can before you actually arrive for your laboratory section in 204B Cory. Computers in 123 Cory are available with cardkey access for your use 24 hours a day/7 days a week (and you can also print out materials from the Course Web Page there).

During the lab hours, TA's will help with problems and check off labs. If you don't get checked off during your assigned lab time, you can get checked off during the TA's office hours in 204B Cory or during the Make-Up lab Friday AM. Please DO NOT go to another lab section, as all the labs are very full.

Labs must be checked off by Friday at noon (essentially the end of the open lab) during the week it is assigned (that is, one week after it is presented in lab lecture) for you to receive full credit. After that, half credit will be assigned for getting checked off up to one week late. If you don't complete the lab by the Friday of the following week, hand in what you have done for half partial credit.

Students will work in groups of two for the first seven labs. Your partner can be anyone from your assigned lab section, and can change from week to week.

NOTE: No exceptions. A grade of zero will be assigned to a partner who is not assigned to that lab section.

For the final project, you may select a partner from any lab section. However, you will need to select a single TA to be the individual who grades your project checkpoints and final project report (NOTE: you may not get your first choice of TA, in order to fairly balance the workload among them).

If you want to change lab sections, you need to find someone who can swap with you. The head TA (normzhou@cs) is responsible for all lab section changes.

The 204B lab is only open during lab sessions and TA office hours. It is reserved at other times for TA/staff maintenance and development. For your convenience, 123 Cory is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.