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Title: Stage 1 Computing


1
Stage 1 Computing
  • Studying at University

2
Taking notes
  • is an essential skill
  • If there are handouts
  • An extra aid to memory
  • Reinforce key points
  • If there arent handouts
  • The only aid to memory
  • Make notes in your own words and style
  • Not necessarily the same format for every lecture
  • Not necessarily the same format as others use
  • Try to file notes ASAP after the lecture
  • Copy up notes from missed sessions ASAP

3
Taking notes
  • is an essential skill
  • Skills are acquired through practice
  • Practice this one now
  • All important information can be found
  • In Stage 1 handbook
  • On CSWeb
  • BUT your notes
  • will be easier to understand
  • will be only of relevance to you
  • will have all the information in one place
  • Try to pick out just the key points

4
Structure of Year
  • Past names
  • Michaelmas term
  • Christmas vacation
  • Lent term
  • Easter vacation
  • Trinity term
  • Summer vacation
  • New names
  • Autumn term
  • Winter vacation
  • Spring term
  • Spring vacation
  • Summer term
  • Summer vacation

5
Structure of Year
  • Normally
  • Autumn term 12 weeks
  • Spring term 12 weeks
  • Summer term 6 weeks
  • This year
  • Autumn term 12 weeks
  • Spring term 10 weeks
  • Summer term 8 weeks

Because Easter is early in 2005
6
Structure of Year
  • Autumn 27 September 17 December
  • Weeks 1 12
  • Week 7 (8 12 Nov) is project week
  • Spring 10 January 18 March
  • Weeks 13 22
  • Summer 18 April 10 June
  • Weeks 23 30
  • Weeks 23 24 (18 29 April) are project weeks
  • Exam period is weeks 25 30 (3 May 10 June)

7
Project Weeks
  • Two project weeks per year
  • Weeks 7, 23 24 (usually 21)
  • Normal timetable is suspended
  • No teaching on COxxx modules
  • No teaching on CBxxx modules
  • Other modules may have some teaching
  • A variety of different activities
  • projects
  • workshops
  • tests

8
Autumn Project Week
  • Study skills workshops
  • Run by Duncan Langford
  • Treasure hunt
  • By tutor group
  • Prize
  • Further details nearer the time
  • Non-CO/CB modules may continue as normal

9
Spring Project Week
  • Monday Tuesday
  • Careers sessions
  • CV writing
  • applying for Year In Industry placements
  • Wednesday onwards
  • Revision sessions for Spring term modules
  • Non-CO/CB modules may continue as normal

10
Time Management
  • You want to
  • Get a degree
  • Have fun
  • You may need to
  • Do paid work
  • Look after children
  • Time planning is essential to fit it all in

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Concentration span
Concentration peak
Time for a break
Initial distractions
TIME
13
Assessment and Examination (1)
  • Each module is assessed separately by continuous
    assessment and examination
  • Weighting varies from module to module
  • Exams are in May
  • Each module has a separate exam paper
  • Rubrics and exam lengths are displayed on
    notice-boards in Trinity and on CSWeb
  • Past papers are available on the web
  • Re-sit exams are in August

14
Assessment and Examination (2)
  • 20 Assess 80 Exam
  • CO324
  • CO326
  • CO327
  • CO357
  • AC303
  • CB586
  • EC305/6
  • EC309
  • 30 Assess 70 Exam
  • CO320
  • CO322
  • CO325
  • CO520
  • CB300
  • 40 Assess 60 Exam
  • CB302
  • 50 Assess 50 Exam
  • CO321

15
Assessment and Examination (3)
  • To pass At least 40 in every module
  • If you dont quite manage to pass
  • If your average over all modules is 40 You
    may be allowed to progress
  • Compensation
  • Up to 2 modules allowed to be lt 40 but 30
  • A mark lt 30 in any module means a fail overall
  • Condonement
  • Module specific
  • For illness/exceptional circumstances
  • Up to 2 modules allowed to be lt 40

16
Assessment and Examination (4)
  • Computer Science
  • To pass
  • At least 40 in every module
  • To progress
  • An average 40
  • 40 in 6 modules
  • 30 in 2 modules
  • Any module compensatable or condonable

17
Assessment and Examination (4)
  • Computer Science Business Admin
  • To pass
  • At least 40 in every module
  • To progress
  • An average 40
  • A mark 40 in CB300
  • 40 in 4 CS modules
  • 30 in 2 CS modules
  • CB300 is not compensatable or condonable

18
Assessment and Examination (4)
  • Computer Science Man Science
  • To pass
  • At least 40 in every module
  • To progress
  • An average 40
  • 40 in CB586
  • 40 in 5 other modules
  • 30 in 2 other modules
  • CB586 is not compensatable or condonable

19
Assessment and Examination (4)
  • Computing Business Admin
  • To pass
  • At least 40 in every module
  • To progress
  • An average 40
  • A mark 40 in CB300
  • A mark 40 in CO357 (if taken)
  • 30 in 2 modules and 40 in rest
  • CB300 and CO357 are not compensatable or
    condonable

20
Maximising Final Outcome
  • Stage 1 marks do not count towards final degree
    classification
  • Stage 1 learning does
  • Higher stage 1 marks lead to higher stage 2 3
    marks

21
Progression
Correlation r 0.7
22
Doing the work
  • Do attend lectures
  • Not simply following the handouts
  • Do take notes
  • Do attend classes
  • They are compulsory
  • Attendance is checked
  • Do attempt the assessments
  • They count towards the module mark
  • They are compulsory

23
Doing the work?
  • Progress monitoring
  • Occurs several times throughout the year
  • Class attendance is checked
  • Coursework submission is checked
  • Poor attendance and submission could lead to
    formal warnings
  • Most consistent factor in not passing
  • Poor coursework submission

24
Illness
  • You may not always be able to attend lectures or
    classes or submit work on time
  • Illness, family emergency,
  • Let us know
  • Email tutor, class supervisors, lecturers
  • Try to provide some sort of evidence
  • Note from GP, letter from family member,

25
Taking notes
  • Have you noted?
  • Project week dates
  • What you will be doing during project weeks
  • When exams occur
  • Non-compensatable modules you are taking
  • Who to contact if you are ill

26
Plagiarism
  • What is it?
  • Copying the work of another and presenting it as
    your own
  • Working jointly on a piece of work and then
    submitting it as if it is all your own work
  • Copying work from outside sources (books,
    internet) without attribution

27
Plagiarism
  • Possible penalties
  • A mark of zero to be awarded for the (part of
    the) piece of work in which the plagiarism occurs
     
  • Situations in which students appear to have
    collaborated to an unacceptable degree marks may
    be divided between the students

28
Keeping Up To date
  • Notice boards
  • Email read it regularly
  • CS Web www.cs.kent.ac.uk
  • Electronic newsgroups
  • ukc.cs.announce
  • ukc.cs.cs1
  • ukc.cs.applied
  • Pigeon holes

29
Transfers
  • Collect a blue transfer form from the CAS office
  • CS, CSBA, CSMS
  • Swap between the 3 CS programmes
  • To add/remove a Year in Industry
  • David Barnes
  • CoBA
  • CS ? CoBA
  • To add/remove a Year in Industry
  • Nick Ryan
  • Adding a Year in Industry must be done before
    September 2005

30
Where to go for Help
  • Tutor
  • Class supervisors, Lecturers Convenors
  • Stage Director
  • The Learning Resources Centre
  • Student Representatives (volunteers needed)
  • Staff-Student Liaison Committee
  • Go sooner rather than later!

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