In my case its simple, I only started with the assignment about 2 days after the due date. The assignment itself was nice cause the questions were well-posed (as opposed to assignment 2 which sucked). I ended up doing well and I'm hoping the same happens in the exams
I just got my assignments back in the post and I looked through them. They aren't marked thorough. I got 100% for assignment 3 and 4 but when I looked at the assignment and the comments by the lecturer, I'm scared I don't know how points will be awarded in the exam. I think the lecturer(s) were lenient with the marking... they were more interested in a reasonably good attempt then in the absolute accuracy of the answer. I'm sure that leniency will not happen in the exam... Hence my knocking knees.