Grade and correct your own home work. First do the homework without looking at the solutions. Then look at the solutions and mark your paper. Study the solutions and rework the problems you missed. Mark your paper again; it should be perfect this time. Record both scores on the sheet. I will record both these scores and average them. I will spot check several papers each time.
I have used this system for other upper division classes and it has worked well. It is based on your honesty. With your help it will work well.
The solutions will be in the 2nd floor study EE area and on reserve at the library. I will post then on the morning of the date they are due.
Scoring - Each problem is worth 10 points. To make things easy and uniform give your self credit only for correct answers. If there is only one answer the score could be 0 or 10. If there are 4 answers the score could be 0, 3, 5, 8, 10 (round fractions in your favor).
The graded and corrected solutions will be due one period later. Hand in both sets of home work solutions (the original set and the reworked set) and the grade sheet with the scores.
Here is a sample grade sheet. There should be one on the web for
each homework set, if not make one like this.
Home work set # 101
|Prob.||first score 0-10||check here if you did not redo the problem||second score 0-10|
If you did the problem correctly the first time and got 10 points, check 'did not redo' and put 10 in for the second score.
If you elect not to redo a problem check 'did not redo' and put the same score in for the second score.
If you didn't work the problems and just copied the solutions put zero everywhere.
FAQ: Why do i need to rework homework for this class, I don't have to for my other classes?
Answer: On a job in the real world when you are given a problem, you are expected to work on it until it is solved, not just one good try. It will help you learn the material better.
FAQ: What should I do if I find an error in the your solution?
Answer: This really happens. Send me e-mail explaining the error. The first one to notify me will receive 20 extra points. I will let everyone know by e-mail. If there really wasn't an error there is no penalty.