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Grades are weighted as follows:

 5.0% four homeworks
20.0% two midterms (equally weighted)
 1.5% class participation
 0.5% two feedback surveys
23.0% final exam
50.0% project

The exams will be open book, open notes and open computer. No written makeup exams will be given.

The lateness penalty for a non-exam assignment that is submitted between N and N+1 full days late (where N is nonnegative) is 2N% of the assignment's value. For example, if an 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 are responsible for upholding the highest standards of academic integrity, and this includes following the UCLA Student Conduct Code, which prohibits cheating, fabrication, multiple submissions, and facilitating academic dishonesty. A summary of the academic integrity material of the Student Conduct Code can be found in the Student Guide to Academic Integrity, and the Office of the Dean of Students has a workshop on academic integrity.

Students are encouraged to study together, and to discuss general problem-solving techniques that are useful on assignments; but when working on an individual assignment students should not share detailed notes, pseudocode or code, and all work submitted must be done individually. In particular, you should not publish your work on sites like GitHub, and you should not use a search engine like Google to find solutions that others may have published. The rules for the project are different, as these are intended to be group work and each group will work on a separate project. If you have questions about the policy, please discuss them with the instructor.