PS01 Reflection Due 09/13/18 at 23:59

General Instructions

In this course we require you to complete a reflection following each problem set. A reflection consists of comparing your work to the solutions and answering questions about the learning process during the problem set.

Reflections are designed to help you take an active role in monitoring your learning. Because we value the time and effort you put into a good reflection, you will also receive credit for completing them.

How to complete your reflection:

  1. Read the reflection questions (linked below)
  2. Study the provided solutions carefully (linked below)
  3. Return to the reflection form to answer the questions

In the reflection form, provide detailed answers, for example, by including code snippets from your assignment or from the solution to illustrate your point. Do not copy your entire solution in the form, we have your source code. Only select short snippets when explaining a particular aspect of your code.

Note that vague or very general answers will receive little credit, a missing submission will receive 0 points.

Sample Reflection Answer

Since this is your first reflection for CS111, we have created a sample document showing a strong and weak answer for one reflection question. Access the sample reflection document (valid only with your Wellesley Gmail account).

Reflection Form

PS1 Reflection Form, opens a Google Form. Click "Back" on your browser to return to this page, or right-click on the link to open the form in a new tab.

PS01 Solutions Page

Link to the solutions for PS01

This link is password-protected. Only current students enrolled in this class can access it via their own personal Banner ID (the B number that appears in the one-card). Make sure to enter it correctly.

How reflection is graded

Whenever there are questions being graded, a student might be tempted to try to find the "correct" answer, or the answer that the instructors are looking for. We want to invite you to forget about this instinct when filling out the reflection form. There are no right or wrong answers, there are only answers that indicate different levels of engagement with the questions. We expect that you engage with the questions thoughtfully and share your honest thoughts with us. Knowing about your struggles and successes helps us improve our pedagogy and provides you with opportunities to monitor your own learning, so that you can make appropriate adjustments if needed.

To make you comfortable sharing your honest thoughts (as opposed to the convenient answer), we have taken these measures: