9 September 2015
Welcome to CS 690, the software development project.
There are a total of 1,000 points available, broken down as follows:
There will be 8 project milestones scheduled throughout the semester. The exact requirements and expectations for each will be posted to the course web site. Your contribution will be worth 125 points each, but I will drop the lowest, so that only 7 milestones count, for a total of 875 points. Warning: the last milestone cannot be dropped.
There is no midterm exam, but there will be a final exam, worth 125 points.
On the 1,000-point scale, you can expect the following letter grades:
|≥ 870:||B+||≥ 770:||C+||≥ 670:||D+|
|≥ 930:||A||≥ 830:||B||≥ 730:||C||≥ 600:||D|
|≥ 900:||A–||≥ 800:||B–||≥ 700:||C–||else:||F|
In the end, I may choose to adjust the scale slightly to compensate for assignments or questions that turned out to be trickier than I intended. Such adjustments would never lower your grade from what is designated in the above table; if you achieve 930 points, you are guaranteed an A.