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Q: How do I submit my homework?

Submit it to Gradescope. If you write your homework by hand, please scan them or take photos, and the submission should be PDF or PNG files. Please make sure your writing can be recognized by the TAs, otherwise you may get zero points. For more submission details, please refer to the descriptions on the Gradescope. page.

Q: How do I register on Gradescope?

TAs will invite you via your ntu email, and please use your student ID as your account. If you do not receive the invitation email, please contact TAs as soon as possible.

Q: Is there a page limit of my homework?

Yes, six pages.

Q: I always type my homework. Will I get better HW scores?

No. As long as you write things clearly by hand, you should get the same scores.

Q: What's the formula to calculate your grade?

Depending on your performance, we decide the distribution of your grades. That is, how many get A+ and how many get F-. Then, we calculate raw scores, obtain a ranking of students, and assign their grades.

So there is no direct relationship between your raw score and your grade. It is possible that your raw score is 99, but you get F-.

Q: How heavy is the course load?

Very heavy. This course is expected to take 1/3 or more of your time spent on taking courses

Q: This course is taught in English. What if I write my homework/exam answers in Chinese?

You don't get any credit.

Q: May I use pencil for writing my exam answers?


Q: Who will grade my HW?


Q: If I have questions about the grading of my HW, whom should I contact?


Q: Who will grade exams?

I will do it.

Q: Will materials before the previous exam be covered for the current one?

No, only materials after the previous exam are considered.

Therefore, unless specified, materials for one exam is

materials so far - materials before the previous exam
You are responsible for knowing what have been taught in this time period.
Q: For one exam question, you are asked to give a proof. Will I get partial credits if I don't finish the whole proof.

It depends. But in general not. A proof is a proof.

Q: May I bring notes to the exam?

You can bring notes and books. Electronic devices are not allowed.

Q: When will we discuss exam questions?

The week after the midterm exam (during the regular lecture time).

For the final exam, the discussion time will be posted on the course web page.

Q: How to ask questions about the grading of my exam?

We will run an online session for this. Through the provided links, those having questions will be queued in a waiting room. Then sequentially each one is admitted, shares the screen to show your answer, and discusses issues with me.

Q: With the above FAQ, the teacher still gets 10 mails asking what can/cannot bring in the exam. What will he think?

One or two are ok. But 10 will make him feel sad. Please try to check FAQ or the course web page before sending me a mail. Everyday I have too many mails.

Q: My final grade is D+. May the teacher kindly change it to C-?

No. I have never done that.

Sending me a mail is useless, so don't waste your time.

Please contact Chih-Jen Lin for any question.