TIPS ON SUBMITTING
             HW ASSIGNMENTS WITH MASTERING PHYSICS

    If Canvas is down, you should always be able
  to get to Mastering by going to pearsonmylab.com.

    IMPORTANT:  If you use a shared computer for your
  MP HW, always begin your session by 
  clearing the cache and the cookies on the browser.
  Be kind to the person who might follow you on that
  computer by logging out of Mastering when you
  finish your session.

    Other possible issues:
    Pop-ups must be allowed.
    Your OS and browser must be supported.

    Please, never use your browser's BACK button in the 
  middle of an Mastering Physics session.  The system is 
  designed to only move in the forward direction.

    The way things are set up at this time, you will have 
  ten opportunities to answer each part of each HW problem.
  There will also be a wrong-answer penalty of 3% per 
  wrong answer.  For Reading Quizzes (almost all MC),
  you get three tries.  Each miss deducts 100/(N-1)
  percent of the credit, where N is the number of MC
  choices; for example, for 4 choices, each miss deducts
  33% of the credit.
  
    For questions that have hints, there is NO PENALTY
  for opening any hint; however, once a hint is open
  it becomes an equally weighted section of the part
  in which the hint is located, and must be answered.  
  There is no penalty for not answering the questions
  in UNopened hints.

    Always use three significant figures in your 
  numerical answers (unless the program gives other 
  instructions for a particular problem).  Numerical 
  answers must be correct to within 2%.

 GOOD NEWS.  The following paragraph is no longer correct
 beginning in Spring 2016.  You no longer have to complete
 all parts before you can get any credit on an item, so
 you no longer have to choose Give Up on uncompleted parts.
 This is a big improvement from MP.  You will now
 automatically receive credit for any and all parts
 completed before the deadline.  Thanks MP.  GBA

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 X To complete one of the items (problems) from a HW set,X
 X you must do one of the following for all of the parts X
 X in the question (Part A, B, etc.): submit a correct   X
 X answer, run out of answer attempts, or choose Give Up.X
 X YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL PARTS BEFORE YOU CAN GET ANY    X
 X CREDIT ON THE ITEM. Answering any available hint      X
 X questions is not required.                            X
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      TIPS FOR USING THE SYMBOLIC ANSWER ENTRY FORMAT:

  To escape from superscript or subscript mode, use the
  rightarrow (→) key.

  If you type an expression, but forget to put part of 
  it in parentheses, highlight the relevant part and 
  then select parentheses from the math palette.
 
  The MP Student Support pages are here.