Because the method we are using to collect homeworks is primitive, and because we would like to reduce both the amount of work the TA's need to do and the chances for homework being lost, some simple rules are necessary.
Please compose your homework using a text editor for standard ASCII and the notations used in the handouts. If you wish to use another program (such as a word processor), you may do so, but only if the resulting file can be translated into standard ASCII before submission without weird control characters or other oddities appearing.
The resulting text file (let's call it "homework") should be e-mailed
AS IS to Ben at
firstname.lastname@example.org, not to
cs157-students or to the professor. In particular, the following
should be avoided:
In addition, it would be easier for all involved if the account you submit the homework from is the same one that is on file, i.e. the account that the class mailing list sends messages to.
With regard to resubmissions, they will be allowed up until the deadline for the homework. The practice is strongly discouraged, however, because it increases the chances that the wrong one will be graded. In any case, it is VITAL that the entire homework be resubmitted, not just the problems that you changed your answers to.
We will be following a strict late day policy. Any assignments submitted after 11:59pm on the due date will be docked 10% for each late (calendar) day. So, if an assignment is due on Thursday and it is submitted at 12:00 midnight (1 minute late) on Thursday night, 10% will automatically be deducted; if it is submitted at 12:00 midnight on Saturday, 30% will be deducted; and so on. There is one major exception to this rule:
Each student is allowed two 24-hour extensions that (s)he may apply to any homework, no questions asked; note that these extensions can be used for separate homework assignments or can be combined to make a single 48-hour extension for any single homework. To let us know about your decision to apply an extension to a particular homework assignment, you need to state this decision in the text of your submission for that assignment, along with the number of extensions being used for the assignment.
The usual late day policy applies after the free extension has been used. For example, if you use both 24-hour extensions for homework 1 then you will get full credit if you submit your solutions before 11:59 pm on Saturday (since it is then becomes a 48 hour extension); then you will have 10% off if you submit your solutions between 12:00 am Sunday morning and 11:59 pm Sunday night, and so on.
These extensions are there for the purposes of emergencies, medical or otherwise. Apart from this, there will be no other extensions given out, except under extreme circumstances (If you feel this is the case, contact the staff ASAP.).
Homeworks will NOT be accepted any more than 5 (five) days late.
Finally, please remember to save a copy of your homework, in the unlikely event that something happens to it. If we require another copy but you do not have one on hand, you will have to type up your homework again.