|#1 : Webpage Setup|
|#2 : Lists and Tables|
|#3 : Links and Images|
|#4 : RefWorks|
For example, in the first checkpoint, you add a paragraph about your favorite movie to practice.html (among other things). In the assignment, you need to add a paragraph about yourself to your index.html file. The set of checkpoints is distributed out over several weeks of the semester. The idea is for you to do a set of easy introductory exercises on XHTML that will help you think like a web developer so that the Assignment won't be so hard when you try to do it.
If you are having trouble with part of a checkpoint, it is a sign that you need to practice that skill before you attempt the Assignment. Go to office hours or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are completely stumped.
For example, if a checkpoint says to create a "definition list", and you don't know how to do one, check the CS100 seminar notes, check URCourses, check your textbook, check any other resource. You are not going to be well recieved by any of the CS100 instructors if you come to us and say "I don't know how to do a definition list." However, we will be much more receptive if you come and say "I'm having some trouble with a definition list and this is what I've tried."
We definitely don't want you to come to us and say "What am I supposed to do?". Read each carefully and follow the instructions precisely. If an exercise says to create a list, just create the list; don't worry about the fact that down the road, that list will also contain links. If, after you have tried the work for yourself, you still think you have found a contradiction in a Checkpoint contact "email@example.com".