CSE 457: Introduction to Computer Graphics
Projects are graded during 30 minute in-person grading
sessions. A sign up sheet will be posted in Sieg 228
just prior to the due date for the assignment.
Grading sessions will consist of:
- Each team member giving a demonstration of different portions of
the program, showing that it satisfies the required part of
the assignment and implements an appropriate number of bells
and whistles. This is also the time to show off any great
extensions or enhancements.
- Question and answers: The TA will ask a variety of questions.
Some questions will be open for response from any team member,
but others will be directed at individuals. Each team member is
expected to have a thorough understanding of all required extentions
of the project, and any bells and whistles s/he may have done.
Here is a sample of the kind of questions that might be asked:
- Why did you choose to implement feature X using technique
Y rather than technique Z?
- Describe the steps that you'd have to carry out to implement
new feature X. What new data structures would you need? What
modules would you have to modify?
- Please make the following small change to the program, then
recompile and run it.
The project implementations will be graded on a 10-point scale.
Unlimited extra credit is possible on each project; however, each additional
point of extra credit is twice as difficult to achieve as the previous
One bell carries the same credit as two whistles. The first extra
bell and whistle are good for one point of extra credit. It takes two
more bells and whistles to earn the second point of extra
credit, and so on.
In general, each team member will receive the same project implementation
grade (although not necessarily the same project knowledge grade). In
some circumstances, however, different project implementation grades may be
assigned. These circumstances are those where one of the project team
members is not pulling his or her own weight. In this case, the individual
at fault will receive a lower project grade than will his or her teammates.
Project knowledge will be graded on a 3-point scale, separately
for each team member. Here's a rough breakdown to give you a feeling
for how points will be assigned:
- 1 pt:
Almost clueless: Answers
to questions showed a severe lack of understanding. (I don't
expect anybody to get this grade!)
- 2 pts:
Answers to questions showed an understanding at only a
- 3 pts:
- Answers to questions demonstrated a thorough
understanding of the project. This is is the grade we expect
to give almost all of the time.