COS 126 Exam 2 Information, Spring 2011


There will be two Q+A sessions. Attend either one.

Monday afternoon, April 25, 5:00 pm, Room Bowen 222.

Monday night, April 25, 7:30 pm, Room Bowen 222.

The precept before the exam will have a substantial amount of time for Q+A and review.

Written exam rules.

Written exam rooms.

Programming exam rules.

Programming exam rooms.

Material covered.

The exam will cover all material in the course, but with an emphasis on the second half of the course:

The written part of the exam (in lecture) covers all of the above. It will be multiple-choice or short answer questions on the important material. The best way to prepare for this part of the exam is to read the book and the on-line packets and to study the lecture notes.

The second part of the exam in precept is strictly about programming. You will be asked to write a program from scratch (a mini programming assignment). Given the time limitation, this program will not be conceptually difficult, just a test of your ability to write a program that solves a simple problem. The best way to prepare for this part of the exam is to work a few of the easy exercises in the book and on the booksite that call for writing small programs.

List of topics.

This list is a summary of the main topics on the exam, for your use as a checklist when studying. Do you understand the basic ideas behind each of these topics? Do you know the names and contributions of the major players? If not, reread the appropriate sections in the book and lecture slides.