Your final score in the course will be determined using the following algorithm
30% (Your lowest HW grade will
Exam (in class, Wednesday March 24):
attendance and participation: 5%
Final grades will be determined on the basis of your final score and
standing in the class. Unfortunately, we won't permit you to submit any extra
work to make up for missed assignments or poor performance on examinations. I
will gladly write a Course Performance Report (CPR) for anyone who requests
one. See the Registrar's grading
system page for details
We encourage collaboration on homework and computer
assignments: you can learn a lot from working with a group. This means that you are
permitted to discuss homework problems and computer assignments with classmates, and are
permitted to seek help from other students if you run into difficulties. However,
material submitted for grading should represent the work of its author. Any work done in
collaboration should be clearly marked as such. Needless to say, it is not acceptable to copy the
work of other students, and it is not acceptable for two students to submit identical
copies of any part of an assignment.
See the Academic Honor Code of Brown University for further clarification.
If you find that your grades have been added incorrectly, or you would like
a grade on your homework, examination or computer assignment reconsidered,
you should prepare a written statement explaining why you
think your grade is incorrect and turn it in to the instructor.
Grade change requests received later than one week after the graded assignment was
returned to you will not be considered.
Homework problems will be assigned approximately weekly.
These will be assigned and
posted on or before Wednesday each week, and will be due one or two weeks
later, normally on Wednesdays. Graded assignments will usually be
returned to you one week after submission.
must be turned in in class on the due date.
Late homework may not be accepted.
You may be excused from
handing in an assignment medical reasons or with a Dean's
advisement. Submit your request
before the homework is due.
I know it's hard, but I
strongly suggest that you start on the homework well before they are due. At
the very least, read each assignment as soon as you get it, even if you will
not work on it for another day or so. That way, you will have a sense of
how long the work might take, and you may begin to think about the problems
involved. Computer problems especially tend to take longer than you might
think. I love to help people who
have begun work early!