|1/3||labs (evenly distributed)|
|1/3||exams (the final is 2/9 of total grade, the midterm 1/9)|
You may work alone to do the labs and the design problem, or in pairs. Pairs are probably better. Scribe notes may be done in groups of no more than four students. Other assignments must be done solo.
The midterm exam is in-class; the final is the usual time as set by the registrar. Exams are open book and open notes, but no automated devices (e.g., laptops) are allowed. No written makeups will be given.
"Other" includes minilabs (each 1/15 of total grade), the design problem (1/12), scribe notes (1/12), and a two- to three-page report on current OS topics due at the end of the quarter (1/30). See the syllabus for the first two. Scribe notes will be done as per Professor Kohler's scribe notes guidelines, except that instead of Wiki format please use UTF-8 encoding and HTML 4.01, which you should validate with the W3C Markup Validation Service before submitting via CourseWeb. Please submit a compressed tarball lecture7.tar.gz or lecture7.tar.xz containing a single directory lecture7 (if you're doing lecture number 7, say) that contains a file lecture7/index.html along with any other auxiliary files (for example, images) under lecture7/. Please make sure that the names of all the scribes are at the top of the main page of the scribe notes.
The lateness penalty for an assignment that is submitted between N and N+1 full days late (where N is nonnegative) is 2N% of the assignment's value. That is, if the assignment is worth 100 points, the penalty is 1 point for being up to 1 day late, 2 points for being from 1 to 2 days late, 4 points for being from 2 to 3 days late, and so forth. Assignments are not accepted after the last day of instruction (this is typically the Friday before final exams), and are not accepted after the lateness penalty renders them irrelevant to the final grade.
Students must follow the UCLA Student Conduct Code, which prohibits cheating, fabrication, multiple submissions, and facilitating academic dishonesty. A summary of the Student Conduct Code can be found in the Student Guide to Academic Integrity, and the Office of the Dean of Students has summarized some of the dos and don'ts in Before You Begin That Paper and How to Get the Better of an Exam.
Students are encouraged to study together, and to discuss general problem-solving techniques that are useful on assignments; but when working on the homework assignment students must not share work outside their group (or, for solo projects, share work at all) and must specify the sources for all parts of their submitted work. If you have questions about the policy, please discuss them with the instructor.