The announcements page is the primary electronic media for communicating information
to the entire class. You should read the announcements page on a regular basis. As a rule, new announcements are posted over the
weekend. These may affect what you need to turn in for the weekly laboratory or project.
Buy your books
You will need to bring your textbooks to every lecture, laboratory, help session, and test which you will
attend during this course. You are also expected to bring your books to office hours.
Get an email account
If you are registered for classes, you should already have an email account.
Get a college account
If you are registered for classes, you should already have a college account.
You are expected to read the chapter being covered each week prior to the first class session
for that week. Technically, this means that you are already behind unless you are reading this
before the first day of class.
You still may be in time to do this. You should thoroughly read each of the laboratory pages
prior to coming to the associated laboratory. Generally, the first class day of each week will
be devoted to general topics in Computer Science, design techniques, and problem solving
techniques. The second class day of each week will be devoted to language issues and laboratory
work. You are expected to have read the relevant laboratory web pages prior to each laboratory period.
Practically every software development program enforces programming standards. The ones enforced by
Microsoft are quite detailed and explicit dictating among other things the names of practically every internal component
of every program produced. The programming standards for this course are pretty minimal, but they must be followed.