You can lose points for not following any of the requirements listed in this documentAbbreviations used in grading ("!"s are optional)
|Work is out of order!
Work needs to be neater!
Work needs to be clearer!
Come see me and explain your work!
Identify your answers!
Too Many Significant Figures!
X and Checks
Xs indicate something is wrongPaper
Checks indicate that something was done correctly.
Occasionally, an answer is crossed out (an X), but a check appears to its right. This indicates that the method was correct, but one or more of the input values or calculations was incorrect.
You may use any type of paper, as long as it is clean and does not interfere with the legibility of your work. Other professors may require engineering paper, I don't.Writing Implement
I prefer pencil, as mistakes can be neatly erased. You can use pen, but you'll lose points if your work is messy.Name, course, and homework assignment
Your entire name should appear on the back of the last page, in the upper right corner. Underneath, write the course name and homework assignment. You may also put your name on the back of other pages, but its not required. Don't put any identifying marks on the front of any page.Date and Page Number
Top center of front of each page: Date (Month/Day/Year)Order and Answer Identification
Top right of front of each page: Page Number (#/Total #)
Problems and pages must be submitted in numerical order. The parts of each problem must also be submitted in order (numerically or alphabetically). Answers must be identified, either underlined or boxed.Neatness and Clarity
Your work must be neat and presented in such a way that your solution method is clear. Work that is messy and/or difficult for the grader to follow will receive a grade of (a) zero, if the numerical answer is wrong or (b) no more than half of the total possible score, if the numerical answer is correct. In the case of (b) you may be asked to explain your answer orally.Figures
If you are using a Figure (data plotted on orthogonal axes) to estimate numbers, it must be (a) large (fill a complete page), (b) drawn with care using ruler, French curve, computer, etc., and (c) drawn on graph paper (at least engineer's paper, but often closer lines are required).Guidance Concerning Solving Problems and Presenting Your Solutions Neatly and With Clarity