If you're having trouble doing the homework, come and talk with
me before the day it's due.
If you're working closely with another person, consider handing
in a joint solution. Remember, though, that doing homework is one
way of learning the material and that, on tests, you will need to be
able to do similar problems without the help of others.
Type or write (neatly) your assignment on notebook-sized
paper. If you handwrite your assignments, be sure that your
handwriting is neat, legible and easy to read.
Make sure that I can understand what the problem is without
having to look it up.
Be sure to leave plenty of space for my comments. Usually
should leave a fifth of a page per problem, plus nice-sized margins.
Be sure to staple the pages together. You should
a stapler by now, but if you forget, there is a stapler in the third
floor computer lab.
Make sure that you cut off the squigglies on paper ripped out of
a spiral notebook.
Use full English sentences where appropriate (namely almost
everywhere, including in mathematical proofs or
derivations). Proofread what you have written to make sure
it makes sense.
Show enough work so that any student in the class can follow
solution. Just writing the answer is never enough.
Use diagrams, tables, programs, and calculations as supporting
components of English writing, not in isolation. Remember that your
goal is to communicate clearly, and that the appearance of these
technical items plays a role in this communication process.
When you hand in computations from a spreadsheet, make sure that
they're easy to read and that I can tell what formulas you used to do
the computations. Remember, to get full credit, you need to
explain how you got your answer.
Finally, remember to put your name on your homework.