A few days ago I got my COMP2502 assignment 1 (the assignment with timing algorithms etc.) mark back. I originally only got 77/100, which included the bonus 5% for handing it in early. I was majorly disappointed in this result (I only got 20/40 for the analysis). I was confident that i had answered everything required of me for the analysis and strongly felt that a bare pass for that section was not really deserving of the assignment. I weighed up whether to appeal the mark, as the assignment was only worth 15% of the course, and if i was successful and got the 30/40 for the analysis that i wanted, it would only have a 1.5% effect on the course grade.
In the end, i reasoned that i would need all the marks for the course as i can get before the 60% final exam (which i am dreading), and sent the course coordinator (none other than Dr. Kevin Gates) an email detailing my dissatisfaction. he emailed me back today, and i got the extra 10 marks for the analysis that i wanted. Thus i got 87/100 for the COMP2502 assignment 1.
Yesterday the INFS3200 was dedicated to showing us students the solutions for the exam that we sat on Tuesday. Judging from the solutions presented in that class, i should do pretty well.
This morning was also the first COMP3804 presentation, worth a whopping 3% of the final grade for the course. Myself and two others from our group did the presentation, and i thought that we did quite well. I'm pretty sure that we just squeezed in under the 10 minute time limit.
So next week is the mid-semester break, and i have along list of assessment items that i am planning to get through. these include in no particular order: gather more primary sources and finish the HIST2606 essay; do the COMP2502 assignment 2; Do conceptual design updates for COMP3804; and also the tutorials for the manual of COMP3804.