Labs


Pre Lab

Updated February 20th — the pre lab for Lab 5 is now available.
The Pre Lab quiz will be available on Blackboard at 10 AM Friday, and is due by Monday morning at 10 AM.

Labs are worth a total of 10 points each. Two of the points for each lab are earned by completing the Pre Lab quiz, which will be available on Blackboard starting the Friday before the lab (at 10 AM), and closing on Monday at 10 AM, before the first lab section meets. The Pre Lab quiz ensures that you have a basic understanding of the material that will be needed for lab the coming week.

You may still attend your lab if you fail to complete the Pre Lab quiz that week, but you will not earn the two points.

(Online labs do not have a Pre Lab quiz, as you are completing the lab assignment on your own time. They are graded out of 10 points.)


Lab Details

There will be 13 labs assigned over the course of the semester; your best 10 scores will be used to compute your lab average. All lab sessions are led by TAs. To receive credit for attending the lab and completing the lab assignment, your work must be verified by your TA.

You must attend your assigned lab section, and the lab assignment must be started and completed during the assigned lab time. If missing a lab is absolutely unavoidable, consult the FAQ for instructions on what to do.

During the lab, your TA will explain the lab assignment, provide assistance as needed, and record your successful completion of the assignment.

Lab assignments are graded on a scale from 0 to 8 at the discretion of the individual TA. (Online labs are graded out of 10, and are generally given either 0 or 10 points.)

ScoreDescription
8Successfully completed the lab assignment
6Made a good attempt to complete the lab assignment
3Attended the lab, but made little or no effort to complete the assignment
0Did not attend the lab, or arrived more than 15 minutes late

If you made a good attempt to complete a lab assignment within the allotted time, but were unable to finish it, you may complete the assignment on your own and show it to your TA to have the grade changed from a 6 to a 7. This must be done within one week of the original lab date, before your next lab session. For the final lab of the semester, you must show the completed lab to your TA no later than the last day of classes.


Lab Exercises

Your TA will provide you with a link to the lab document during your discussion.

Lab Topic Week
Lab 01 Hello World (online lab) due on Feb 4, 2018
Lab 02 Basic Debugging Feb 5 - Feb 8, 2018
Lab 03 Simple Decisions Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2018
Lab 04 While Loops Feb 19 - Feb 22, 2018
Lab 05 Lists Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018
Lab 06 Functions Mar 5 - Mar 8, 2018
Lab 07 Decoder (online lab) due on Mar 15, 2018
No Lab (Spring Break) Mar 19 - Mar 22, 2018
Lab 08 2D Lists Mar 26 - Mar 29, 2018
Lab 09 Advanced Debugging Apr 2 - Apr 5, 2018
Lab 10 For Loops Apr 9 - Apr 12, 2018
Lab 11 Recursion Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2018
Lab 12 More Recursion Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2018
Lab 13 Dictionaries Apr 30 - May 3, 2018