Hello, this is an unofficial web site for the Self Paced Center (SPC) at UC Berkeley. If you're looking for something more authoritative, you'll probably be more interested in the official SPC web site --- this page only tries to supplement the official page.
For each self paced class, there's an associated newsgroup that you can monitor and post questions. Here's a list of the newsgroups relevant to the SPC classes. Newsgroups allow you to ask questions, see what other people are doing, and help others out. Or you can use them to yell at us, although we'd rather try to avoid that by providing a supportive network.
In any case, we keep our eyes on the newsgroup a lot, so it's often the fastest way to get some sort of answer from us. The "self paced" nature of these courses means that it can get especially difficult to find your classmates, so that's why using the newsgroups is vital.
(Note: The following material about the mailing lists is now obsolete until we find a new machine to host them. Sorry!)
However, not everyone is familiar with newsgroups yet, so we've provided a simplified interface with these mailing lists. They provide the same access to the ucb.class newsgroups , but in a convenient email format that goes directly to your mailbox. You can subscribe to them below:
These pages also contain an archive of messages that goes back about a year or so, so it might do good to browse through the archives and see if anything helps you.
If you don't want to access the newsgroups via the mailing lists, you can also use Webnews, a web-based interface to the ucb.class newsgroups. If you're connected to the Berkeley network, you can follow these instructions to set up your newsreader properly. Finally, if you're really really picky about your privacy, we have Ask-A-Tutor, which sends email directly off to the tutors alone.
I'm planning to place a series of mini-tutorials here if there's demand for them. If you have any requests, feel free to ask, and I'll see what I can do.
In the meantime, here are some quick links to class-specific material I've written: [cs3s] [cs9e] [cs9f]
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