Unless otherwise specified, each weekly lab will require
a design writeup to be written and turned in at the start of
the lab for that week. These are worth 3 points.
You cannot get the 3 points unless you turn in your writeup
at the beginning of lab.
You can find a template for your design documents
[BC: new policy (four paragraphs)
You lab can no longer be graded during a lab session in the week after.
The main idea is that you must finish your current lab and get it graded
before the start time of you lab in the following week (whether
there is an actual lab or not). But there are restrictions,
which are described in the next two paragraphs.
If you don't finish your lab during your lab session,
you can demonstrate it to one of the TAs who run your lab
during his/her regular office hour either in the current week
or the following week but before your next lab
(you may not make an appointment to get your lab graded).
In this case, you should go to that TA's office hour near the
beginning to ensure that your lab gets graded.
Please note that lab grading gets lower priority during a TA's office hour.
Bottomline, you should strive to have your labs
finished by the end of your lab session and get it graded.
If you have legitimate reasons why you are not available during both of your
lab TA's office hours every week, please make arrangement with the instructor
to have a TA assigned to you for grading your labs, in case you need to get
them graded during office hours. If occasionally you are not available
during both of your lab TA's office hours, you can go to a different
TA's office hour for up to two times.
The new lab grading policy will go into effect starting
with Lab 5. For Lab 4, you can still get it graded at the beginning
of your lab next week.