• Good News and Bad News

    Posted by John Shepherd Friday 24 November 2017, 10:38:55 AM, last modified Friday 24 November 2017, 10:54:31 AM.

    The good news is that whatever marks are released next week can be changed if needed.

    Bad news #1 is that I'm now on leave and won't be back at UNSW until January.

    If you ask me to re-assess your exam (or anything else), I will do it in January. Be aware that if I discover that we were too generous in the initial marking, your mark will go down. On the other hand, if we forgot to mark something, then your mark will definitely go up.

    Bad news #2 is that if you sat the Final Exam, you are not eligible for a Supp. Read the Course Outline again or watch the video of the Final Lecture.

  • Provisional Marks and Grades

    Posted by John Shepherd Friday 24 November 2017, 12:04:10 AM.

    Provisional marks and grades for the course are posted.

    Congratulations to the dozen or so people who scored 98 or better.

    A few of you have a UF grade. Note that UF means you failed, even if your mark is greater than 50. You only got UF if your exam was so appallingly bad that I couldn't in all conscience award a pass.

    The marks distribution was the usual inverse bell-curve that tends to occur in 1st-year CSE courses: a significant number of HDs, a significant number of PSs, and less CR and DN.

  • Exam, Lost+Found, etc.

    Posted by John Shepherd Wednesday 08 November 2017, 05:10:44 PM.

    Out of 670 people who took the exam today, remarkably only 3 people managed to lose something. Only one of those is still unclaimed: a purse in the shape of a cat head, black and made of soft, slightly-fluffy material. If it's yours, you can collect it from my office.

    Now it's off to mark all of those exams. And also time to run plagiarism checking. If you're suddenly feeling guilty, it might be a good time to "'fess up".

    If you have any feedback on the course, especially on what we can improve next time, drop me an email. Not anonymous, of course, but I don't hold a grudge ... unless you plagiarise ...

Upcoming Due Dates

There is nothing due!

Back to top

COMP1521 17s2 (Computer Systems Fundamentals) is powered by WebCMS3
CRICOS Provider No. 00098G