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  • Dear GU students (Chalmers student can stop reading here), 
    
       According to regulations, I forgot to mention the scale for the exam. If you remember, the exam thesis only described 
    how the final score of the course is established. I describe below the grading scale * only * for the exam. 
    
    24pt  - 53pt G
    54pt  - 68pt VG
    
    (The VG here corresponds to a 5 on the Chalmers side.)
    
    According to the current study plan, the final score of the course is * the score of the exam *. This goes against how the 
    overall course gets evaluated, and I can only promise that it will be changed on the next run on the course. I am very 
    sorry about this. Before you get frustated, the consequences of this mistake are * none * for the current students of GU 
    (this occured only by chance). You will still get the same final score you are expecting according to what is established 
    in the the web page of the course and the exam thesis. 
    
    Regards,
    Alejandro
    
  • Dear Chalmers students (GU students can stop reading here), 
    
       According to regulations, I forgot to mention the scale for the exam. If you remember, the exam thesis only described 
    how the final score of the course is established. I describe below the grading scale * only * for the exam. 
    
    0pt  - 23pt U
    24pt - 38pt 3
    39pt - 53pt 4
    54pt - 68pt 5
    
    The effect of this is that you might see the score reported at LADOK for the exam * going up *. However, the final score 
    of the course is at described in the web page, which is the same description that you saw in the exam. This does not i
    change! So, if your final score in the course was X, it will be still X!  
    
    Sorry for all this mess. For sure, I learn about it for next year. 
    
    Regards,
    Alejandro
    
  • Today at 12:15 (April 12th, 2013) I will show the exams (room 5128). This was announced in the front page of the exam (as the regulations indicated) but some students told me that some of you could have missed it.
  • Dear Chalmers students (GU students can stop reading here),
    
    I am about to report the final grade of the course into LADOK. While facing this process, 
    I was informed that the way I took to evaluate the overall performance 
    in the course is incompatible with Chalmers policy. I can only say that I am very sorry 
    about this, and that I will correct this the next run of the course. At this point, however, 
    let me explain you what are the consequences for you all.
    
    I show you in the first lecture, web page of the course, and in the front page of the exam 
    that your total score is exam+lab as a whole indivisible unit. However, the way to report scores 
    at Chalmers is that the total grade is the addition of the individual parts. In other words, I 
    cannot just add exam+lab points and then give you a grade. Instead, I should give you a grade first 
    for the lab, one for the exam, and then add those two total grades to get the total score.
    
    Let's put an (extreme) example:
    
    Student A
    
    Lab   27points > 3
    Tenta 24points > 3
    Final score 51points > 3
    
    Student B
    
    Lab 28points > 3
    Tenta 58points > 3 (observe this student did it a bit more than twice better than A)
    Final score 86points > 5
    
    For you students, which do not see the points when the grades are reported, this looks odd. In fact, you will see
    
    Student A
    
    Lab 3
    Tenta 3
    Final score 3
    
    Student B
    
    Lab 3
    Tenta 3
    Final score 5
    
    By not seeing the points, this looks very unfair and I agree with that. Student B is going to be much happier than A 
    and naturally student A might complain and wonder if I was not unfair. At this point, it is very difficult, and also 
    unfair, to correct the grades of the lab or tenta according to a policy that has not been announced to you. Essentially, 
    the consequence of my mistake is that you will see estrange results, however, you will get the grade that you deserve 
    according to what is announced in the web page and the exam page.
    
    Once more, my apologies for this and I hope that you will understand that I never had the intention to be unfair with you, 
    but rather give you a course that you can enjoy and learn at the same time. As always, you are welcome to visit me at 
    my office if you have more doubts.
    
    Regards,
    Alejandro
    
  • The solution for the exam is up! Please, check the exam section of the webpage.
  • Mar 5: I had some students worried about the evaluation of the content of Prasad's lectures. After discussing with them, I realized it might not be clear for you what to study. In this light, I have updated the web page to indicate which Chapters and Sections from the book you should read. It is Chapter 3 and Sections 4.1-4.5. You will have two exercises in the exam related to Prasad's lectures. They will include state diagrams, invariants, and some reasoning about programs. I know that these concepts could be difficult to grasp in a short time, but the exam will take into considerations that you didn't have much time to study these subjects. 
  • Mar 5: Update of yesterday's lecture slides!
  • Mar 4: Prasad's lectures are up!
  • Feb 28: Prasad's lectures are up!
  • Feb 10: Lectures for the this week are up!
  • Feb 10: The following lectures, regarding reasoning on concurrent programs, are given by K.V.S. Prasad on the
    • Monday 25 February - 10:00 - 11:45
    • Thursday 27 February - 10:00 - 11:45
    • Monday 4 March - 10:00 - 11:45
    Any questions about the content of these lectures should be addressed to him. This material is going to be included in the exam.
  • Feb 4: Meeting with students representatives is going to happen this Thursday! Your chance to provide feedback
  • Feb 4: Today's lecture is online!
  • Jan 30: Today's lecture is online!
  • Jan 28: Course representatives announced in the "Course Information" section of the webpage!
  • Jan 28: Lecture 3 is online!
  • Jan 23: Fire system is up and Google group view permission is fixed!
  • Jan 23: Lecture 2 is uploaded to the webpage! Picture of the assistant Pablo Buiras is added to the web page too!
  • Jan 21: Some of assignments' statements have been slightly updated. On Thursdays from 10:00-11:45, assistants will prioritize being in the room 3354 and 3358. Only when those rooms are full, they will be supervising on 2505/7.
  • Welcome to the course!
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