The time and date of the exam are listed on the class schedule. There will be an alternate exam time announced as well (with a different version of the exam). If you cannot make the original and alternative exam times contact us via Piazza to make accomadations. If you have university approved accomadations, please inform us of them as well.
At least one week prior to the exam, a sample exam will be released with questions broadly similar to the actual exam. A sample exam key will also be provided (perhaps a few days later). The best way to prepare is to solve the sample exam, on your own, with only the material you intend to bring to the actual exam. If you can't solve a question, come to office hours, or ask for help on Piazza. Only after solving the exam should you look at the key.
The exam is open book, meaning you can bring whatever material you want with you to the exam. Printouts of the slides, hand written and typed notes, the sample exam and key, love letters, are are fine to bring. The one exception is that there can be no electronics out during the exam (phones, smartwatches, digital pets, all go in the bag).
The exam will have 7 questions, each worth 5 points. However, the exam is worth a total of 30 points. One of the questions (of your choosing) will not be graded, you will put a large slash across that question to indicate that it should not be graded. Exams without a slashed questions will not have the last question graded.
Here are the old exams from the class. The content taught each year varies slightly, so the exams here may cover material you haven't been taught. I only include them so that students who have friends with old exams don't have an advantage. I recommend using this year's material to study with.