Final Exam Info


AVG 73.0
STDEV 15.3
Grade # % of class
As 28 9%
Bs 95 30%
Cs 101 31%
Ds 47 15%
Es 49 15%
Total 320 100%

Regrade Policy:

If you disagree with the grading, such as if you think your solution actually does work, or that your solution is more nearly correct than it was given credit for, the procedure for regrades is the following:

  • If your complaint is about the correctness of your solution to a programming question, type in your code and view it in your browser. Fix any trivial syntax problems. Run it for yourself and see how nearly correct your solution is. We have posted solutions to every exercise up above under the "solution files" link that you can use to type in your own code to see whether it works.
  • Submit your exam for a regrade. Slide it under Marty Stepp's office door, CSE 636. You must include a cover page with a brief written explanation of what specifically you think was misgraded and why. If your complaint is about overly harsh grading on a programming question, you should also email the instructor (or post on Webster, and give us the URL) a copy of your typed-in solution code to the instructor to run it to verify its correctness. Because regrades are time-consuming and difficult to judge, we can not accept any exam for a regrade unless it includes this cover page, and he will not re-evaluate grading of the correctess of any programming questions without a typed copy of your solution being submitted by you first.
  • Also note: When you submit an exam for a regrade, we will regrade your entire exam. If we notice anywhere that you were mistakenly given too many points, we will also correct this, up to a maximum of -2 for the entire exam. So it is possible that a regrade request will result in you receiving a slightly lower mark than what you started with.
  • We will not accept any regrade requests where the reason for regrading is essentially, "The grader didn't see my answer that was written on (the back side of the page / my scratch paper / elsewhere on the page)." Because it is too easy to add answers to these places after the exam, unfortunately we must trust that the grader was able to find all of your work and grade it appropriately. If this was not the case, we must assume that you did not sufficiently clearly label where the grader was supposed to look to find your work, and therefore that you are responsible for any such grading mistake.
  • All final exam regrade requests must be submitted by the end of the first week of Autumn 2012 quarter.


The exam will have approximately 6-7 questions about topics such as:

  • HTML/CSS interpretation (given a piece of HTML/CSS code, draw what it would look like in the browser)
  • HTML/CSS programming (given a screenshot of a page, write the HTML/CSS to recreate that appearance)
  • JavaScript/DOM/Prototype (given a description of a page's event-driven behavior, write the JavaScript code to implement that behavior)
  • Ajax/XML/JSON (given a particular source of XML or JSON data, use Ajax to fetch and process the data)
  • PHP (write PHP code to produce a certain web page or web service, often involving query parameters and/or file processing)
  • SQL (write a query to find certain information in the world, simpsons, or imdb database)

The following topics are guaranteed NOT to be tested on the final exam:

  • basic internet/WWW info from Chapter 1
  • Scriptaculuous
  • sessions and cookies
  • web security
  • how to insert/update/delete data from a database
  • material from the optional Friday extra sessions


You will be allowed to bring your textbook to the exam, and you can also bring any other paper resources except for past exams and practice exams (such as the ones shown below). You can bring printed homework solutions, section handouts, and almost anything else, but you may not bring the past practice exams or their solution keys. If you are found looking at a past exam during the test, you will be penalized.

Past Exams:

These practice tests are intended to give you a general idea of the kinds of questions you may see on the real exam. The real exam will have a similar number and general style of questions as on the practice tests. * However, we do not promise that the real exam will exactly match the practice test in terms of questions, difficulty level, or exact concepts needed to solve each problem. You are responsible for knowing all class material covered in lecture/lab/homework.

  • Your textbook has a helpful Appendix A that contains "cheat sheets" of the syntax of each language we have learned.
  • * Many of the older practice exams have slight stylistic differences from how the course is taught today, because HTML and other languages have changed over time. For example, prior to HTML5 the initial <!DOCTYPE> tag was longer and contained more information. You can generally ignore these differences and assume that you should write your answers in the most modern style.
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