ICS 313 TA Homepage Spring 2009

General Information

TA:Jade Cheng  成玉  (yucheng@hawaii.edu)
Instructor:David Pager (pager@hawaii.edu)
Course:Programming Language Theory, ICS 313
TA Office:POST Building Room 303-3 (cubicle 3)
TA Hours:Tuesday10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Or by appointment

Course Requirements

There are four components to the grades in this course — homework assignments, programming projects, in-class quizzes, and exams. Homework assignments and programming projects will be posted on the course web page. Quizzes will be handed out in class. There will be two written exams, the midterm and the final.

In-class quizzes will count for 20% of your grade, programming projects will count for 40%, and both of the exams will count for 20%. As the course progresses, these percentages might change, and I will update this page if they do. Overall, the class will be graded on a curve.

Homework Assignments

If you do not complete homework assignments sufficently, you would automatically fail the course. Otherwise, homework does not affect your grades. Homework submissions will be recorded and posted on this site using the student codes provided by the TA.

Please submit your homework assignments by 11:59 pm on the posted due date. Homework received on time will receive 10 points. One point will be deducted for each week that the homework is late. After 5 weeks homework will not be accepted.

To facilitate the grading process, please try to follow the following guidelines when submitting assignments.

  1. Email submissions

    Assignments should be submitted via email using your UH UNIX email account. The TA will not accept any other form of submissions.

  2. “To” field of email

    Assignments should be submitted to yucheng@hawaii.edu. Please do not send the assignments to the professor.

  3. “Cc” field of e-mail

    Please cc the email to youself. That way, if the TA doesn’t get your email for some reason, you have proof that it was sent.

  4. Subject of email

    Please use the following pattern for the subject of your email.

    [313] homework number

    For example: [313] homework 1

  5. Body of email

    Please copy and paste the contents of the homework in the email body. That way, the TA will receive your work even if the attachment is rejected.

  6. Attachments

    Plain text files are preferred. PDF, JPG, and PNG files are also accepted. Please do not send Microsoft Office documents.

  7. Multiple submissions

    You may submit an assignment more than one time. Only the most recent assignment submitted will be evaluated.


The grades for homework assignments, programming projects, in-class quizzes, and the exams will be posted using the student codes provided by the TA. If you lose or forget your code, please contact the TA.

Homework and Quiz Solutions

The solutions of some of the homework assignments and the in-class quizzes will be posted in this section. Since late submmisions are allowed, the solutions will not be available until several weeks after the due date.


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