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|Policies and Guidelines|
|Format|| All written problems must be typeset using LaTeX. We recommend that you use the LaTeX template posted under each assignment. Additional LaTeX resources can be found on the latex page. Scans of hand-written work and solutions generated with a word processor such as MS Word or StarOffice will not be graded and will receive zero marks.
The top of the first page of each written assignment must contain the following information:
Optional coding in support of any written problem, including any of the bonus problems common to CPSC 418 and MATH 318, can be done using any language or platform of your choice.
|Appearance||Neatness is essential. Use appropriate LaTeX formatting, math mode, display math etc. TAs may give reduced marks for messy or illegible work. Check and proof-read your solutions thoroughly for errors and proper formatting before submitting.|
|Presentation|| For the written problems, be sure to show all your work. Arguments must be succinct and proceed in a clear, connected, logical sequence. 'Correct' answers arrived at by faulty reasoning are not acceptable. Solutions containing statements which are false or nonsensical will be penalized. Credit will be given not only for a correct answer, but also for proper exposition.
For the programming problems, be sure to carefully follow the instructions specified on the problem sheet. Again, failure to do so risks penalties.
|Originality||Discussing problems with other students can be helpful. However, your assignment must be your own work, written in your own words. As a suggestion, when you are discussing assignments with others, do not take any writing away from these discussions to ensure your written work is truly your own. Any sources used to complete your assignment must be quoted. It is strongly suggested, however, that you develop your own solutions without the use of such materials. Copying without proper attribution from other sources (texts, articles, internet, online tutors, solution manuals, solution keys from other courses, previous solution keys from this course, solutions done by fellow students etc) constitutes plagiarism, as does letting other students copy your work. Plagiarism is subject to University regulations on academic misconduct (see Section K of the University Calendar).|
|Deadlines|| Assignments must be submitted on time by the due date and time specified on the problem sheet and this website. The online submission link will go down shortly after the deadline and the submission system flags late assignments. Late assignments will incur penalities if they are a few minutes late and not be accepted under any circumstances once the submission link is disabled.
We recommend that you start working on the assignments early, especially if you have multiple assignments and/or projects due around the same time.
|Content||Each homework assignment will consist of the following:
|Assistance||Feel free to see your instructor for help. You are also very much encouraged to ask questions in the tutorials.|
|Specifications and Submission Procedure|
Assignments are submitted online through Gradescope. You need to create a Gradescope account. Your user name must be your U of C e-mail adress as it appears on D2L. Then add our course to your account using the code 9GZZ3B. Written solutions and programming code are submitted separately.
Due: Wednesday, February 12 at 11:55 pm on Gradescope
Due: Friday, March 14 at 11:55 pm on Gradescope *** second revised due date! ***
Due: Saturday, April 19 at 11:55 pm on Gradescope *** revised due date! ***