Labs will be held on Wednesdays. You are responsible for all new material covered in the lab assignments (lab will largely reiterate course concepts, but may also introduce some new operators and some new data definitions -- these operators and data definitions may be referenced on exams and assignments).
The labs are a bit long in the hopes of providing enough exercises for everyone. Work through the lab as far as you can. The lab handouts have markers on them indicating how far you should be able to get if you are following the course material. If you don't get to the first marker, you need to come to office hours for extra help. Any new lab material that you are responsible for will appear before the first marker.
Lab participation counts for 5% of your course grade. Participation means showing up and staying for lab and working on the lab assignment (not your homework, email, etc). At the end of the lab, submit your work via turnin (under assignment name Lab1, Lab2, etc). You do not need to work on the lab beyond your lab time in order to get credit for lab.
Contact the leader for your lab with any administrative issues, such as lab credit not showing up in the gradebook.
Lab 1: August 29
Lab 2: September 5
For Lab 3 (Sept 12), you have a choice of the following:
Lab 4: September 19
Lab 5: September 26
Lab 6: October 3
Lab 7: October 10. Optional exam help sessions. Attend as many or as few as you like (attendance will not be taken). The TAs are free to leave if nobody has arrived at each lab time by 10 minutes past the hour.