COM1317 Assignment 3 -- Due May 23rd and 30th
Prof. Futrelle, College of Computer Science, Northeastern University
Writing Questions for the Final Exam
This assignment will help you review for the Final Exam
Overview: You are to write one question each for Chapters 6, 8 and 9,
to be handed in as hardcopy.
You will be graded on the questions, as with any homework assignment.
I will choose from zero to six of your questions to be included on
the Final, though I may edit the ones I include somewhat.
I think that you'll find that the task of devising and explaining
and justifying the worthiness of your questions is an educational one.
(It ain't easy!)
What each of your questions must include:
- The question itself, as it would appear on the Final.
- The answer you would expect.
- Include any diagrams that should be part of the questions
as well as any diagrams that you would expect students to draw as part of
their answers. These diagrams are the primary reason I want this assignment to be
handed in as hardcopy. Diagrams are not required, but are often appropriate.
- An estimate of the difficulty of the question -- easy, moderate, difficult.
- What type of knowledge and/or items of knowledge the answer requires.
- The mistakes that students might make in answering the question, especially,
which mistakes would be serious ones and which would not be as serious.
Due dates for the assignment, handed in as hardcopy:
- Part 1: The question for Chapter 6 and the question for Chapter 8,
Thursday, May 23rd, at the beginning of class.
- Part 2: The question for Chapter 9,
Thursday, May 30th, at the beginning of class.
And please, put your name on each sheet you hand in and staple your sheets together!
You can buy one of those
dinky little staplers
for next to nothing.
You could even charge your friends to use yours ;-)
Extra questions: You may find yourself with more than three questions which you
think would be good. You can certainly hand in a couple of extra ones if you want.
(No extra credit for extra questions.)
Enjoy! -- Professor Futrelle
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