- The final exam will be held during the exam period -
December 4 until December 19. Saturdays are included
in the exam schedule.
- It will cover the entire syllabus for the course.
- If the exam is scheduled - you can find it here.
- We remind you that it is your responsibility to get to the
correct exam at the correct location at the correct time.
Check and recheck your exam times and places.
- You should not plan any travel until the date of your
exams are known.
- We will not organize a special exam for you just
because the flight you booked leaves before the exam.
- See "Course policies" below about what to do if you are
unable to attend the final exam.
Tips for dealing with exam stress
Final exam information:
- * It is completely your responsibility to check the exam
time and location: check your UBC calendar.
The Final Exam style:
The format will be similar to the quizzes, although we have
150 min worth of problems.
We will have Type I, II and III problems.
Type I: Short length problems. This is similar to the
problem 1 in the quizzes, but, sometimes longer. The
credits will be given mainly for the correct answer, and no
partial mark will be given. But, you STILL have to SHOW your
WORK to earn marks; this is different from quiz problem
1. You have to read the problems very carefully, as
there will be no partial mark given if you make mistakes in
— There are many short problems worth from 1 to 2 marks,
total worth of 30points.
Type II: Medium length problems. This is similar to the
problem 2 in the quizzes, sometimes a bit longer. You
must show all your work to earn marks. Partial marks will be
— There are 6 problems, each worth 4 marks, total worth of
Type III: This is similar to the problem 3 in the quizzes,
sometimes longer or harder. You must show all your
work to earn marks. Partial marks will be given.
— There are about 6 problems, each worth 6 — 10 marks, total
worth of 46 points.
You will be given 4 extra pages. It is important that when
you write a solution on these pages, you have to indicate in
the *original problem page*, the page number
your solution is located. In other words, indicate in both
pages, to which page and from what problem you are
Note that a few type I problems might be more difficult than
some type II or III problems.
However, most type III problems are longer than type I or II