Matthew L. Wright
Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College

Principles of Computer Science

CS 121 ⋅ Spring 2017

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Welcome to Principles of Computer Science! For course info and policies, please see the syllabus. For grades, log into Moodle.

Prof. Wright's office hours: Mon. 12:45–1:45, Wed. 9–10, Thurs. 10–11 & 1–2, Fri. 12:45–1:45, or by appointment in RMS 409

Supplemental Instruction (SI): Sun. 4:00–5:00pm, Tues. 3:00–4:00pm, Thurs. 7:00–8:00pm in RNS 203

Homework help sessions: Sun. 7:00–8:00pm, Tues. 7:00–8:00pm, Thurs. 9:00–10:00pm in RNS 203

Final Exam Information

The exam will be Thursday, May 18, at 9:00am.

The exam will contain a mix of conceptual questions and questions that ask you to write code. This will be a paper exam. Computers, calculators, phones, reference materials, and other similar things are not allowed during the exam.

The following is a list of topics to review for the midterm exam. This list is not guaranteed to be exhaustive, but should be a good guide to help you study.

From the Interactive Python Text

Review the chapters that we have studied and the comprehension questions that are embedded in the text. Study the terminology in the Glossary sections in each chapter that we have studied. The exercises at the end of each chapter are good practice.

In particular, pay attention to the following:

From How the Internet Works

Reivew the chapters that we have studied, especially the Glossary sections and comprehension questions at the end of each chapter.

In particular, pay attention to the following:

Other Topics

For more programming practice, you might try some of the practice problems from class before looking at the solutions.

Lastly, make sure you are familiar with the St. Olaf final exam policies.