It’s midterm season at DePaul, which means a fresh round of midterm notes for me to read. I let students bring notes to their programming midterms so that they don’t have to memorize syntax. I don’t restrict the contents of the notes, only the size and number of pages. When I talk to students about the notes I say that they can include anything they like, including code we’ve done in class, information from the book, and even memes or images that make them happy and calm.
I’ll typically get a few students who include something other than Python or tables/charts, but this quarter my introductory programming students went above and beyond on the pictures and cartoons. So for your enjoyment, I give you pictures and cartoons from the introductory Python midterm notes: