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.


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.