Difference between revisions of "Summer 2014 Exam 1"

From CS 61A Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
[checked revision][checked revision]
(How to study)
Line 41: Line 41:
 
   If the problem is that you are stuck on some random trick,
 
   If the problem is that you are stuck on some random trick,
 
     just learn the trick.
 
     just learn the trick.
  Stare at the solutions, ask Piazza, your TA, etc.
+
      Stare at the solutions, ask Piazza, your TA, etc.
 
   Questions you should ask at this stage:
 
   Questions you should ask at this stage:
 
     What is the problem asking me to do?
 
     What is the problem asking me to do?
Line 59: Line 59:
 
     If these do not work and you are still shaky after an hour
 
     If these do not work and you are still shaky after an hour
 
     or two, it might be worth watching a lecture or reading
 
     or two, it might be worth watching a lecture or reading
     the notes.</pre>
+
     the notes. Be sure to try out some more problems as you're learning!</pre>

Revision as of 20:38, 8 July 2014

Time and Location

2050 VLSB, 7pm Thursday (July 10, 2014)

Topics

Bolded topics are going to have in-depth questions.

Practice Problems

Summer 2014 Exam 1 Warmup Questions

Also check Past exams and Practice problems

How to study

Here is an old algorithm for studying for tests (the final in this case), salvaged from the sands of time:
For each topic on the final, find problems on them and do them.
 If you can solve them on your own, move on.
 Else if you are stuck, look at the solution and figure out if you
 are missing a trick or if you do not understand the concepts.
   If the problem is that you are stuck on some random trick,
     just learn the trick.
       Stare at the solutions, ask Piazza, your TA, etc.
   Questions you should ask at this stage:
     What is the problem asking me to do?
     How was I suppose to follow the instructions
       to solve the problem?
     What part of the problem do I not understand?
     What is the fastest way to clear up that misunderstanding?
  Then if you think you are still stuck conceptually, review
  and learn the concept, however you learn best.
  Suggestions for picking up concepts quickly (~1-2 hours):
    Discussion notes typically have a very concise recap of the
      thing they are going over.
    There are guides for particularly tricky things on Piazza,
      like Logic, Pairs and Lists in Scheme, etc.
      Find them and go over them.
    Ask a TA: "what is the best way to learn X?"
    If these do not work and you are still shaky after an hour
    or two, it might be worth watching a lecture or reading
    the notes. Be sure to try out some more problems as you're learning!