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Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 10:11AM
Sooooooo....

How was it?

I thought it went alright, enjoyed it actually. Just my ruler and pencil got a lot of work tongue sticking out smiley

Those diagrams munch your time.

How did everyone find the ternary tree? I would have much preferred to have written it myself than "fill in" code.
avatar Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 10:23AM
I was expecting something a bit more difficult, but I was pleasantly surprised and I'm happysmiling smiley
Agreed on the diagrams, they took up more time than some of the coding.
The ternary search was pretty easy, seemed like 6 easy marks.
Found it strange that there was so little recursion.

Glad it's over anyway, and hopefully I did as well as I feel it went smiling smiley
COS2144 on wednesday! My last exam for the year! smileys with beer
Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 10:46AM
Yea same here. The celebration shall be deathly tongue sticking out smiley Hoping for a bit of an easy Java paper, simply because Java makes my bones itch. tongue sticking out smiley

G'luck mate.
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November 23, 2009 11:03AM
Awesome Exam - no complaints thumbs up smiley

Only regret is I should have spent more time on this module. Only really got into late and so enjoyed it. Was having fun the whole of yesterday playing with pointers.

Must say that I see on 2nd level modules the exams are easy if you do all your assignments. For COS226, COS221 and this one I found that all the answers where based on assignments.

Only one thing gets my on this module and that is the Big-O - for some reason I just cannot understand it. When I look at code and write my answer down and then compare it to what the lecturer wrote then it just never make sense .... arrgghhh ... but at least I learn't last years answers for Big-O and that helped with this exam.

Good luck to those who still have exams left.

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avatar Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 11:25AM
I thought it was pretty cool. Loads of free marks.
Very relieved there wasnt as much recursion as the past paper, I loathe recursion.

I was also stoked to see the assignment questions I practiced alot in the paper ^_^'

As for the diagrams, I drew the first iterations with a ruler, then I figured it was gonna take a lot longer using it, and thus free hand drew the rest smiling bouncing smiley

COS214 is also my last. And its gonna be a biatch. I am not fond of java. On reading the assignment 1 solutions, the lecturer said that for the UML diagrams they used some UML text book (which we dont have). No wonder their solution was insanely detailed. The vagueness of the prescribed textbook would never produce a solution like that. Anyway, thats why everyone did bad in the fist assignment of COS214 :/
avatar Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 01:45PM
One bonus on Java is they are dumping the text book next year. So glad I did not do it this year (reason, the text book was too expensive and I HATE JAVA!!!!)

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avatar Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 01:48PM
Not really a bonus for us doing it this year though...drinking smiley
Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 01:54PM
The Java book makes me a sad panda. Java makes me a sad panda.

(Sad Panda)^2 == Very sad panda.
avatar Re: Exam 2009
November 23, 2009 01:59PM
Next years COS214 will still be a java course, just with a different text book. But I found this years book to be really crap, so any other text book would be better.
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November 23, 2009 03:47PM


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Re: Exam 2009
November 24, 2009 11:06PM
A nice exam! Was also surprised about the minimal amount of recursion. And what a pity I didnt finish on this one, I wrote INF320 today! But at least its all over. Good luck to all the Java students writing tomorrow smiling smiley
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 04, 2009 05:56PM
Re:Exam results..The suspense is killing me!
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 07, 2009 04:29PM
Tel me about it!
Re: Exam 2009
December 08, 2009 02:26PM
Me too!!!!
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 08, 2009 02:34PM
It's very important for me to pass this module ..i can't afford to fail ..it'll be a major setup in my "study-span" !!
sad smileyeye rolling smiley
Re: Exam 2009
December 08, 2009 03:00PM
I am so with you on that one Wiseguy...its a dam prereq for so many modules!
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 10, 2009 10:37AM
I have a feeling most of the results wont be out by tomorrow smiling bouncing smiley
Re: Exam 2009
December 11, 2009 06:42AM
You are right Scag, the results are not up yet and today is 11th as they promised. They are waging a psychological warefare against us smile
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 12, 2009 02:30PM
Now i really need to pass this module...failed my 3 maths modules including inf320..PATHETIC..guess i should throw in the towel :-(

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> I am so with you on that one Wiseguy...its a dam
> prereq for so many modules!
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 12, 2009 04:36PM
@Wiseguy: What-ever you do - unless Unisa forces you do - and while you can afford it time & money wise - keep going!
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 13, 2009 07:12PM
Looks like the release date has been changed to the 15th
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 13, 2009 07:28PM
Yip..i so need to pass this module !
Re: Exam 2009
December 13, 2009 09:18PM
wont be surprised if they change it again to say, 17th or so...
Da stress is tooo much now...
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 13, 2009 09:37PM
I dont know hey, this module should be easy to mark imho. I am surprised it isnt out yet...Especially since COS214 is out.
avatar Re: Exam 2009
December 14, 2009 12:20PM
This is RADICULAAAAS!
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