Dear COMP9020 Student,
Before the new term begins, I want to thank everyone for your detailed feedback on myExperience. I was very happy to see a final response rate of 75% 😀 and that (almost) everyone who gave feedback was very satisfied with the course. I have read all your comments, and I will consider all your suggestions for further improvement at the next offering of this course.
My briefly discussing the most common mistakes in the quizzes at the beginning of each Wednesday lecture was positively commented on, but it was also said that a 5 minute break was a bit too short. I'll have to see how I manage to keep the former but also fit in a longer break.
Some of you would have preferred to detach the weekly quiz from the homework, and to provide solutions to the latter before the quiz. Unfortunately, this is rather difficult to achieve, both time-wise (as this would allow only 2-3 days for the problem set and another 1-2 days for the quiz before the next lecture) as well as with respect to content: If we keep the quiz similar to the homework, then it would no longer be suitable as an assessment component after solutions to the problem set have been posted, and if the quiz contains a new set of questions, then this would not be very different from the current setting except that there will be less time for the quiz. A possible solution, which one of you suggested, could be for me to recommend specific additional exercises from the textbook each week, which come with solutions in the book, and I think that's a good idea.
Have a good start into term 2 everyone,
Your results are now available on WebCMS3 or from your CSE account using
9020 classrun -sturec
To pass the course, your Exam mark must be ≥25 and the Sum must be ≥50.
You can obtain detailed feedback on your marks for the exam on WebCMS3 by clicking on the little arrow in the row labelled FinalExam as indicated below:
or by using:
9020 classrun -collect FinalExam
Unfortunately I cannot reopen the Moodle exam for review since variations of these questions may be reused in another form in future exams. But if you did not pass the course and have further questions about your marks then you can email me personally.
The university has a policy to disallow any adjustments to near-misses of higher grades, and they use statistical methods to check for compliance. In a large class such as ours, invariably some of you will have been missing out on a higher grade by just 1 mark, in which case I apologise for what is simply bad luck, but please note that all open questions were marked individually and under the same marking criteria for everyone, and then we are not allowed to make individual adjustments.
For those of you interested in the overall statistics for 22T1 COMP9020, here it is:
Congratulations to the following students for scoring 95 or higher:
Ali Khan Tajwar
Hei Lok Keith Kong
Enjoy your term break, stay healthy and best of luck with your future studies.
A reminder that the final exam will commence in about two hours. You can find the exam by logging into Moodle:
Remember that you need to start the exam between 1:00pm and 1:05pm local time to get the full 130 minutes to complete the exam.
Contact the COMP9020 staff via email@example.com during the exam if you encounter any issues.
Good luck everyone!