## Homework Guidelines

The following guidelines were written by Barbara Kaiser and TJ Morrison for MCS 201 and MCS 220. I will use these guidelines when grading your exam problems.

### Readability

- The solutions have visual appeal.
- The problems are clearly labeled, with adequate room for comments in the margins, between paragraphs, and at the end of each problem.
- Each problem, solution, and final answer is easy to read without having to refer to the text book.
- The strategy used to solve the problem is clear.
- The steps/figures/calculations have explanations.
- There are no (or very few) mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.

### Validity

- The strategy used to solve the problem is appropriate.
- The strategy is used correctly.
- Computations are correct and logical arguments are valid.
- The steps used are in the right order, appropriately and consistently sized.
- The explanations for the steps are valid and well-written.

### Fluency

- The solution uses terminology and notation correctly.
- The use of language, symbols, and terminology is appropriate to the audience.
- The solution shows that the author understands the material.
- The solution increases the understanding of the reader.