Getting more oomph from programming exercises — education, research

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Alan L. Tharp


Much attention has been given to the content of
introdutory computer science courses, but based on a perusal of
introductory textbooks, it appears that somewhat less attention has
been given to the programming exercises to be used in these courses.
Programming exercises can be modified to provide a better educational
experience for the student. An examlpe of how atypical programming
exercises were incorporated into an introductory programming language
course is described.

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