CS100M --> Additional Help
Background: usenet provides an excellent forum for discussion in public forums called newsgroups, using the Internet. A newsgroup gives students the chance to post questions and try to help one another. The CS100 staff monitors the newsgroup loosely and might try to offer answers. Follow the following policies when posting messages:
How to access Usenet on campus:
How to access Usenet from Roadrunner:
- Use cornell.class.cs100m for course-related questions.
- Post messages according to our e-mail policies and CIT's
- Follow all rules of academic integrity! Never post fragments
of your code for homework assignments. Instead, you should seek clarification
of the underlying concepts, perhaps by pointing to an example discussed
- Save important articles because they will expire in about 10 days.
CIT supports electronic mail (e-mail). Use the following guidelines when e-mailing staff and posting newsgroup messages:
- Set up Outlook Express to read news.
- Go to Tools-->Accounts-->News-->Add.
- Enter Name, E-mail (cornell), NNTP server:
- Under Properties, tick the box for "this server
requires me to log on".
- Under Account Name, enter NetID.
- For Password, enter your NetID/Cornell e-mail password.
- Be polite! Give unclear writing the benefit of the doubt.
- Do not use MIME-encoding or HTML. See why not.
- Do not send unsolicited attachments.
- Keep lines less than 70 characters in width in text. Wider
lines are a little more tolerable in programs.
- Use a fixed-width (monospaced or non-proportional) font,
like Courier or Monaco.
- Quote relevant text from the original message to establish context.
- Add new text after the corresponding quoted text, NOT at
the very top.
- Deactivate automatic word-wrapping, and insert line breaks
Following these guidelines makes your messages friendlier
and more accessible, thus making your questions more likely to be answered.
CIT maintains a list
of conventions, as well. Other netiquette
conventions are reasonable, but please first follow the course conventions.
Support Services For Engineering Students
|| - This site has links to a
variety of services.
||Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Tutoring Program:
The members of Tau Beta Pi, selected for their academic aptitude and social
commitment, hold one-on-one tutoring sessions with students in courses
that typically have a large enrollment of engineers.
||CIT offers free computer training throughout the semester.
You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for an appointment.
||This website collects services that are more general.
||Academic advising for engineering students.
College Student Services
||This website is a listing of general support services
for a variety of concerns students may have.
||For all health related concerns, visit Gannett, which
is the Cornell University Health Service Center.
||If you have emotional distress, we urge you to contact
CAPS, the Counseling and Psychological Services.
||When all else fails, ask Uncle Ezra!