This module runs in Autumn and Spring semesters in the day time.
It is delivered in ten practical sessions (workshops). Each student
will attend one two-hour workshop per week.
You can find out more about what the module covers by looking at the
Organisation section. Other teaching material will be added to this site during
the course of the semester.
To follow links marked from off campus, you will need to enter
your username and password.
for the checkpoints. Contact Dr
Shankland if there are any errors.
If you have 5A, 5B, or 5C for checkpoint grades then your overall module
grade will be capped at 3C.
Final grades for the module will be confirmed at our Examiners' meeting
in early January 2013. You should see your grades in the portal then.
Remember, the assignment and test are each worth 30% of your grade,
checkpoints 40%. To figure out your overall grade, use the
Numerical Scheme to turn your grades to numbers, multiply each by the
proportions 0.3, 0.3 and 0.4 respectively, and then turn the answer
back to a grade!
For example, the average assignment grade was 2C, and the average
spreadsheets test result was 2A. If you got the minimum for checkpoints (4C)
then the sum is: 13*0.3 + 15*0.3 + 4*0.4 = 3.9+4.5+1.6 = 10 = 2F
If your grade comes out as a 4A, 4B, or
4C then you will be offered a resit (the spreadsheets test). If your
grade comes out as a 5A, 5B, 5C then you will not be offered a resit.
Spreadsheets tests results are
available. It was reasonably well done. Common mistakes were failing to
use the correct absolute addressing for formulae, and using numbers
directly for formulae (the whole beauty of spreadsheets is that you can
put the value in a cell, reference the cell, and then it's easy to
try out different values.
If you have any queries, please address them to me.
Please complete the MEQ (module evaluation questionnaire) via Succeed.
We like to know what you liked about the module, and what you didn't
like, so we can improve for next time.
checkpoint list 26th March 2013 shows your checkpoint total so
far and the corresponding grade.
If you have less than a 4C grade currently then you must get more
checkpoints marked to get a grade above 3C for the module:
grades are capped at 3C if you have 5C-5A for checkpoints.
You can see which checkpoints you have been marked for via the Register
program. If there is a checkpoint missing, simply show your work to a
demonstrator at the next class. If you have done work since the date
above, then obviously it will not be on the list yet!
Checkpoints can be done right up till the end of the last workshop on
Tuesday 30th April. Please do not leave all your missing checkpoints
till then: demonstrators will only do at most three checkpoints for each
student in a session.
The text and graphics assignment
has been graded.
This list gives feedback on your performance, especially where you went
wrong, in addition to your grades (in order of student registration number),
The marking was very strict - you had to do exactly what was asked of you.
Many people lost marks
through not paying enough attention to the detail of what was actually
For example, many people did not pay attention to the size of the
WordArt, or the height of the table, or the requirement for emboss font
in the header. Many people
did not use autotext and tabbing when creating the footer either.
If there's anything you don't understand about the grading and feedback
notes, please talk to the tutor on Tuesday after the break.
Workshop times have been confirmed: see the
schedule for details.
There is one session, and therefore you don't need to sign up for it.
This semester we are making all the workshop handouts available in
one convenient ring binder at the start of semester.
This will cost
five pounds. They will be available at the
first workshop sessions (you can pick them up there). Please bring cash,
we don't accept cheques or credit cards!
You will be expected to bring your folder every week.
If you missed this, please go to 4B80 to pick up a folder.
If you are interested in being
the class rep for Spring 2013 please email the coordinator or volunteer
at the first session.
When semester starts, if you do not have PDM9L6 on your list of Succeed modules then
there may be a problem with your registration.
If you do not see the modules you are expecting to see you must ensure
you have completed both academic and administrative enrolment. You can
see the status of your enrolment process by logging on to the portal.
If this doesn't reflect what you think, then please contact Student
Once enrolment is complete your modules should appear in Succeed following
the next student upload. During the first week of semester, students
will be uploaded to Succeed overnight and around 1pm each day. In
subsequent weeks this upload will happen overnight.