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 procedures: (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.