Final | Solutions (Eclipse project for testing your answers)

Scores and Graded Exams

How do I find out my score? Like for the midterm, scores have been released on Gradescope. Log in to Gradescope to see your score.

If you have questions about exactly what points you missed and why, please look over the grade and markings made by the grader, compare it with our solutions, and then contact your section leader if you still have any questions.

The statistics of the exam scores (out of 180, to the nearest whole number) were as follows:

Mean: 114

Median: 127

Standard Deviation: 44

Regrade Policy

We work hard to grade consistently and correctly, but sometimes we make mistakes in grading. If you believe part of your exam was incorrectly graded, please first download the Eclipse project linked to above and run your answer. This is the easiest way to test your code. If, after running your code, you still believe your grade is incorrect, submit a regrade request for the question you believe was graded incorrectly through Gradescope. Regrade requests need to point out the aspect of the problem that was correct, but for which points were taken off. We use a detailed rubric to grade exams, so simply requesting that an incorrect answer "should be worth more points" is not likely to result in additional points.

We reserve the right to re-grade the whole exam to make sure there are no other grading issues present - this may result in a lower total score.

All regrade requests must be submitted by 5:00PM PDT on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Download Your Final

Download your encrypted final: The encrypted finals are ready to download! (If the links are not live for your exam, check back soon). You should download the exam in advance of arriving at your exam location as well as the BlueBook software. Warning: Make sure to download the correct exam - otherwise the password you are given in your exam room won't match (sad times).

Exam Type Download Links
Regular Seating Fri. 12:15-3:15PM Regular Exam
Remote or alternate 3-hour exam Alternate Exam
OAE 150% extra time OAE 1.5x Exam
OAE 200% extra time OAE 2x Exam

Test your exam: Open BlueBook and load your exam before the final on Friday.

For a variety of reasons (including university policy), there will be no alternate time for the final exam (other than for OAE accommodations). Please make sure that you can attend the final exam at the specified time.
Friday, August 17
12:15-3:15PM PST
Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Review Session
Mon/Tue, August 13/14
11:30AM-12:20PM PST
NVIDIA Auditorium

Practice Materials

Note that the BlueBook practice exam includes a file called "instructions".

Section Handouts and CodeStepByStep lecture practice problems (on the schedule page) are also great ways to practice relevant material.

What to Bring

The exam is on your computer but otherwise closed-book and closed-notes. You should bring:

  1. Your laptop and charger

  2. The device you use for two-step authentication

  3. Two double-sided sheets of notes

  4. A power strip / extension cord (optional, but recommended if you have access to one)

If you don't have a working laptop let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and we will get you set up with one.

Download BlueBook

Like the midterm, the final exam is administered on a digital tool called BlueBook. If you still have BlueBook from the midterm, skip this section. If you have a new laptop, please make sure to download and install BlueBook on your laptop before the exam.

Note: If you're using a Mac and you get an error saying that the Disk Image is from an unidentified developer, don't panic! Simply open up the Mac-BlueBook-1.0.0.dmg file in your finder, and right click it and select "Open."" The same window will pop up, but this time you'll have a chance to open it anyway. On Windows, if you get a message that says, "Windows protected your PC," you can click on "More info" and then "Run anyway."


The logistics for the final exam are the same as for the midterm exam (except for an updated syntax reference sheet); please see the midterm logistics section for more information.

Material Covered

The final focuses on material taught since the time of the midterm, including the following concepts listed below. However, programming is inherently cumulative in that new topics build upon old ones. So you may be asked to solve problems that involve, though not necessarily focus primarily upon, past topics such as strings, int, double, boolean, random numbers, loops, if/else, parameters, return, expressions, variables, constants, file input with Scanner, and so on. Note that you may be asked to read code (look at a piece of existing code and answer questions about it, such as writing its output) and/or write code (write a piece of code such as a method or short program that solves a given problem).

The following concepts will NOT be tested on the final:

Exam Strategies

The recommended exam strategies for the final exam are the same as for the midterm; please see the midterm exam strategies section for more information.