AY2017/8 Semester 1
Continual Assessment - Discussion Sessions
Discussion sessions are small-group weekly
2-hour sessions (beginning in week 3)
where your discussion leader (DL) guides you on the
finer points of programming. As a mentor, your DL
scrutinises and grades your lab assignments, points out
areas for improvement, and sets class exercises to
stimulate and challenge your learning. Be friend with
your DL and do not hesitate to consult him or her.
Conducted in a lab setting, discussion sessions provide
further opportunity for you to hone your programming
skills. Discussion sessions are hence important learning
sessions, and we urge you not to miss them. As your DL
is the one who knows your strengths and weaknesses,
who tailors the materials according to your needs,
we also urge you to stick to your officially
assigned discussion group throughout the semester.
Attendance for discussion sessions will be taken.
Unless otherwise stated, you do not need to submit your work
Please participate actively during your discussion
sessions. Outside class, do continue to participate
in the IVLE online forums.
We do not usually provide answers to questions. As programming
is a self-learning and self-verification process, we hope
you do not rely on others for answers. There are so many ways
to write a program, so providing an answer may give you the
false impression that it is the only correct way to write
CS1010 is a practical course so the more practice you get,
the better programmer you become. Work out more exercises
on your own, either from the textbook or elsewhere.
You may check out the
for the list of CS1010 discussion leaders.
Please prepare your answers before you attend the
discussion session. Discussion sessions start in Week 3.
Last updated: 17 October 2017