Grading polices and criteria
ALL work in this class (homework, exams, projects)
will be graded not only for content, but also for
(Clearly, if the content is missing, the grade will always
be zero, no matter how beautiful the presentation.)
This includes proper grammar (complete sentences)
and proper spelling and punctuation.
Formulas scattered all over a page are completely inappropriate
and may lead to zero credit. The logical structure and
reasoning must be clear to the reader.
Do not list all minor calculations, but provide all major steps,
and EXPLAIN what you are doing (and why you are doing it)!
Complement formulas with many explanations in plain English,
and with many graphical illustrations.
Depending on the problem, think of half-words-half-formulas
Write out all steps that use calc-III material, but omit most
steps that utilize primarily techniques from prerequiiste classes.
If you use computers/calculators, you must explain how
you got your results.
However, in general, do not expect that computer print-outs
will be read by anyone, UNLESS they are commented
(However, you may always append whatever you want into an appendix.)
All homework (and team projects) have to be turned in
by teams of three or four students, unless otherwise
agreed upon. All students are expected to sign each
assignment, -- this signature attesting that all students
worked on all problems.
Late homework will be accepted at most once from any
team, and will be graded based on a total that is 70%
of the original.
All one-hour exams and the final examination are to be
taken individually. All these tests are closed book
tests. However, students may use the computers, including
any of the software used in regular classes.
Electronic cheat-sheets may be used only if the class
agrees before the test an a policy (e.g. they must be
placed on the server one day before the test, accessible
to all -- or a similar policy.)
For added security, students will be assigned a
different seat and computer for each test. No electronic
communication with the outside is allowed, except
for visits of those WWW-sites used during regular classes.