101 Homework Policies

All homework (HW) problems will be found on your ARIS 
Website.  There will be approximately 550 possible online HW 
points; a score of 500 or more will be counted as 100%.  A
score of less than 500 will count as a percentage of 500.
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 ARIS
website.  BEWARE: ARIS gives these deadlines in an arbitrary
Time Zone; be sure to follow the instructions and change to 
the Mountain Standard Time Zone!

In addition, there will be 10 of the online problems that
you ALSO must write up and turn in at recitation.  You must
follow the procedure given in lecture (page 14 of our text
decribes a similar procedure, but the procedure given in
lecture is the official one) for these written problems.  
The specific problems and due dates will appear with the 
instructions on your ARIS web site.  These written problems 
will be graded by your TA and returned to you during your 
recitation of the following week.

The written HW problems are due at the beginning of the
relevant recitation meetings.  Place them on the front
table of the recitation room as you enter.  They must be
turned in at recitation and cannot be turned in anywhere
else or at any other time.  TA's cannot make exceptions to
these rules.  Exception:  ONCE (and only once) during the 
semester, you may turn in your HW by giving it to the
secretary in PSF-470; ask her to time stamp your HW and
to place it in your TA's mailbox -- the time stamp must
be BEFORE your recitation meets. 

Written HW's will be graded out of 10 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.

Written HW's will be graded by your TA.  You should save all
graded materials throughout the semester in case of appeals
or mistakes in recording grades.  If you wish to appeal the 
grading of one of your HW's, you must follow these

(1) First discuss the grading of the HW with your TA 
    immediately after the recitation in which you received
    your graded HW.  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) Staple your written appeal to your original HW paper, 
    and give this to Dr. Adams within 2 school days of receiving 
    your graded HW.  You may do this after lecture, or you may 
    ask the secretary in PSF-470 to time stamp your paper and
    put it in my box.

(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.