These are my instructions for a problem set that I am giving for a Math 60 (Intro Algebra) class at a community college. What do you think? Are they clear? What would you add or subtract?
These are hard problems. I ask that you exert a substantial amount of effort on these problems before seeking help.
You are allowed to look in your text or on the Internet for help.
You are not allowed to copy another person's work, whether that person is a classmate, a tutor, or someone on the Internet. Your write-up should be your own work.
Classmates (and tutors) are allowed to discuss these problems with each other but one person should not be telling another person what specifically to write down. If a student wants more specific help, then the person helping should find a similar problem to solve, and not solve the one given below.
Grading criteria: Each question is worth 4 points.
- 4 points = accurately explained and solved
- 3 points = a mathematically sound, substantial attempt, but has a small error
- 2 points = a mathematically sound, substantial attempt, but has substantial errors
- 1 points = not mathematically sound, not a substantial attempt