final exams can be picked up from the reception area on the first
floor of the Paul G. Allen Center and will be available in the first few
weeks of winter quarter. Exams can be retrieved only during the
2:00PM-3:00PM on Mondays
9:30AM-11:00AM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
no pick up on Fridays
Be sure that you have valid photo ID with you and that you are
prepared with your course number and quiz section. Exam pick up on
behalf of someone else is not allowed.
You will have an assigned seat and you must sit in that seat. If you
arrive for the exam and find someone else in your seat, ask them to move
because we will move students to their assigned seats. We will take
pictures of the room to help us verify that students sit in their
assigned seats (please contact us if you have a concern about this).
Students are expected to make a reasonable effort to sit in their
assigned seat. Students who demonstrate an egregious disregard for the
seating assignments will receive a 5-point penalty (e.g., if a student
goes to the wrong room or refuses to move when asked to).
We may ask to check your UW ID card during the exam so please have it
We will distribute the exam early and you can read and fill out the cover
page of the exam, but you should not look at the exam questions until you
are told to begin. At the end when time is called, you are required to
stop writing and close your exam. Students who look at the exam before
being told to begin and students who make changes to their exam after
time is called will receive a 10-point penalty. Students who do not
close their exam booklet when time is called may also receive a 10-point
The exams are closed-book and closed-note. You must work alone and may
not use any computing devices of any kind including calculators or
digital copies of the textbook. Cell phones, music players, and other
electronic devices may NOT be out during the exam for any reason.
There will be a cheat sheet included as the last page of the exam. Space
will be provided for your answers. If you need additional scratch paper,
raise your hand and a TA will give it to you. You are not allowed to use
your own paper during the exam.
Unless a question specifically mentions otherwise, the code you write
will be graded purely on external correctness (proper behavior and
output) and not on internal correctness (style). So, for example,
redundancy or lack of comments will not reduce your score.
You are allowed to abbreviate "Always", "Never," and "Sometimes" as "A",
"N", and "S" for the assertions question, but you should otherwise NOT
use any abbreviations on the exam.
You don't need to write any import statements in your exam
You are not allowed to use advanced material to solve exam problems. For
the midterm, you are limited to the constructs described in chapters 1
through 7 of the textbook. For the final, you are limited to the
constructs described in chapters 1 through 10 of the textbook.
You are not allowed to use break, continue, a return from a void method,
try/catch, the diamond operator (<>), or Java 8 features.
For standard Java classes such as Math and String, you are limited to the
methods listed on the cheat sheet. You are not allowed to use the Arrays
class or other standard classes and methods that aren't included on the
Please be sure that your answer is clearly indicated. This is
particularly important if you provide more than one answer or if you have
notes in addition to your answer. You can draw a box around the answer
you want to have graded and you can draw an "X" through anything that you
do not want to have graded.
You do not need to turn in scratch paper unless you have all or part of
an answer on that sheet of paper (you can take the other sheets of paper
with you). If you have a sheet of paper with all or part of an answer,
please write your name on that sheet of paper, staple it to your test (a
stapler will be available), and clearly indicate under the corresponding
problem that your answer is attached on an extra sheet of paper.
Please be quiet during the exam. If you have a question or need
assistance, please raise your hand.
When you have finished the exam, please turn in your exam quietly and
leave the room.
The TAs will hold an optional review session on Wednesday, 10/17,
starting at 4:30 in Gowen 201.
The midterm will cover material from chapters 1 through 7 of the textbook but
will not include graphics. You are not allowed to use more advanced material
to solve the programming problems. The midterm will have the following