• COMP1511 19T3

    Posted by Tom Kunc Sunday 15 September 2019, 09:57:10 PM.

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  • Exam and Marks Review, Monday-Tuesday 9-10th September

    Posted by Marc Chee Sunday 08 September 2019, 02:27:28 PM.

    Hi COMP1511,

    Just letting you know that I'll be available in one of the Consult rooms on the ground floor of K17 (room G01) from 2-5pm on both Monday and Tuesday if people would like to review their exam marks breakdown or any other queries about final assessment.


  • Results are available - also consultation times for marks and exam review

    Posted by Marc Chee Saturday 07 September 2019, 01:43:16 AM.

    Hello all!

    As many of you have noticed, the results for COMP1511 are now available for view in Astra.

    Hopefully it says you have a mark >= 50 and a grade of PS, CR, DN or HD.

    If so, you have met all requirements and have passed COMP1511. COMP1511 is a tough course and many of you had to work very hard over the past 3 months to get here. Well done and enjoy your break.

    Provisional marks can also change, for example when calculation errors are discovered, but we've never had to changed a provisional PS to a FL.

    If your Final Mark contains the grade FL unfortunately you have not passed COMP1511 and are not being offered further assessment. You will need to retake in COMP1511 if it is required for your degree. You will also have to un-enrol from any 19T2 COMP courses which require COMP1511 as prerequisite such as COMP1521, COMP1531 & COMP2521.

    If your result is WD or LE, your COMP1511 result is yet to be determined. Some students have the grade WD due to an investigation of possible assignment plagiarism and will be receiving an email from me with details.

    If you are being offered a supplementary exam, your grade should be WC and you should have received an email with the details.

    General queries about exam marking should be asked in the class forum but please first read answers to previous questions and the following information.

    Part 1 was automarked using patterns (regular-expressions) but a human marker was shown all answers matching the patterns and the marker adjusted the patterns to include all variants of correct (or partially correct) answers. Marks were not deducted for spelling mistakes, obvious typos, extra spaces, blank lines, writing \n for newline etc.

    Question 12 was omitted from the exam due to the confusing nature of the writing in the question. Part 1 was marked out of 19 possible questions and worth 20 possible marks.

    Part 2 questions were automarked using tests you hadn't seen, then passed to a human marker. If you scored less than full marks for a part 2 question, your answer must have failed at least one automarking test. All answers that passed all marking tests received full marks. The human marker could still give the majority of marks if an answer failed automarking tests for unimportant reasons.

    While passing the supplied autotests guaranteed no marks, almost all answers that passed the supplied autotests received 8+/10. A few students "hard-coded" the supplied autotests into their answer. This didn't help their code pass the (unseen) automarking tests, and didn't get marks from the human marker.

    The marking scripts automatically retrieved and marked answers which students forgot to submit - and for Part 1 if empty answers were accidentally saved over previous answers, the previous answers were recovered.

    Exam questions and answers (yours or mine) are not released.

    If you would like to review your course assessment (including a closer inspection of marks breakdown in the exam), I will be available from 2-5pm on Monday and Tuesday next week (9th and 10th September). Please note there is a faculty policy that falling 1 mark short of a HD/DN/CR, is not sufficient reason to review a student's assessment.


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