101 Homework Policies ONLINE HOMEWORK All homework (HW) problems will be found on your WebAssign Website. There will be approximately 525 possible online HW points; a score of 475 or more will be counted as 100%. A score of less than 475 will count as a percentage of 475. This percentage on the online problems will be weighted as 10% of your overall 101 grade. Deadlines for the online problems will be found at the WebAssign website and on our Homework Schedule. Using online HW-answer services (such as Chegg.com) to find answers for our HW problems is not allowed. Any students found using such services for one of our HW's will automatically receive a ZERO for that HW. Repeated incidents will result in an E as an overall letter grade for our course. WRITTEN HOMEWORK In addition, there will be nine of the online problems that you ALSO must write up and turn in, either by attending your recitation in person, or in pdf form, at Canvas. You MUST follow the procedure given in lecture for these written problems. The specific problems and due dates will appear with the instructions on your WebAssign web site; the due dates are also available on our Homework Schedule. These written problems will be graded by your TA and the TA's grading will appear at Canvas with 1-2 weeks of your pdf submission, or else will be returned to you at your next recitation meeting. The written HW problems are due, either in person or on Canvas, at the beginning of the relevant recitation meetings. If you attend in person, place your written HW on the front table of the recitation room as you enter. Submissions marked late at Canvas WILL NOT BE GRADED. For this reason, if you are submitting at Canvas, be sure to submit well before the deadline. The lowest of your nine written HW grades will automatically be dropped at the end of the semester. It is your responsibility to submit a pdf file that is readable at Canvas. If the file that you have submitted is NOT readable at Canvas, then you will receive a ZERO for that written HW; there is no relief provided. Be sure to use the Practice Upload assignment available from our main PHY101 Canvas webpage to practice submitting a readable file. Thanks, GBA. Written HW's will be graded out of 20 points. Your written HW average will count as 5% of your overall 101 grade. For working on homework, study groups are strongly encouraged; however, in the end it is your responsibility to write your own answer to all written homeworks. Any written homeworks which have obviously been copied will not receive any credit; such cases may be sent to the dean for further sanctions. LATE POLICY Written HW's submitted after the deadline (and thus marked as late by Canvas) will not be graded. Be sure to submit your work well before the deadline. The HW submission page at Canvas will be available at the ending time of your recitation for the previous week. Your TA will not accept HW turn-ins after the deadline has passed. HOMEWORK GRADING APPEALS Written HW's will be graded by your TA. If you wish to appeal the grading of one of your HW's, you must follow these procedures: (1) First discuss the grading of the HW with your TA, at their office hours, within one week of receiving your graded HW at Canvas. If the problem cannot be resolved by this discussion, then follow the steps below: (2) If you think you deserve more points on a graded HW, submit an appeal IN WRITING. Explain carefully exactly why you deserve more points, and ask for as many points as you think your answer deserves. (3) Send your written appeal, in PDF form, to Dr. Adams by email within two school days of your discussion with your TA. (4) I will discuss the HW with your TA, and with the other TA's. What I demand of the TA's is relative uniformity in HW grading (everyone should get the same treatment, as far as is possible). We make take no action, in which case I will write a reply to your appeal. Or we may recall those HW's as graded by your TA for regrading.