The grade you obtain in this course will be calculated from
The reason why tutorials count towards your final grade is to provide an incentive to attend tutorials as well as lectures. In previous years, we found a strong correlation between attending tutorials and higher final grades. Please plan on attending both lectures and tutorials on a regular basis.
Homework collaboration policy: students may discuss generalities of the assignment problems together, but must write up individual solutions in their own words.
Lateness policy: homeworks have a grace period of one day, the lateness penalty after that is 5% per day up to a maximum of one week beyond the due date, and all non-medical extensions must be requested at least one week before the due date. See also the calendar of events and more details on deadline extensions and accessibility accommodations.
Please do NOT hand in any graded work handwritten in pencil - homeworks, midterms, or final exams. Pencil can later be erased and changed during a grading dispute. If you write in pencil, you will be barred from asking for a regrade. Another reason to avoid pencil is that pencil written assignments are typically hard to read under artificial light, and their scans often have insufficient contrast. Please handwrite in black or blue pen (avoid red, for obvious reasons). Crossouts are fine, as long as they are clearly marked.
Accessibility is something I take seriously, because I am a person with disabilities myself. It is the main reason why I provide lecture notes online for all my courses. So if you prefer to prepare your homework assignments in LaTeX, that is just as good as handwriting from my perspective. Regardless of the format you use, you must show all the key steps in your working in order to get full credit for a problem.
Academic integrity (AI) is fundamental to learning and scholarship at the University of Toronto. Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in this academic community ensures that the U of T degree that you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement, and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.
Students are expected to know what constitutes AI: Familiarize yourself with the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters. It is the rule book for academic behaviour at the U of T. Potential offences include, but are not limited to:
To remind you of these expectations, and help you avoid accidental offences, I will ask you to include a signed Academic Integrity Declaration with every assignment. If you do not include the statement, your work will not be graded.
The University of Toronto treats cases of academic misconduct very seriously. All suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be investigated following the procedures outlined in the Code. The consequences for academic misconduct can be severe, including a failure in the course and a notation on your transcript. If you have any questions about what is or is not permitted in this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have questions about appropriate research and citation methods, seek out additional information from me, or from other available campus resources like the U of T Writing Website. If you are experiencing personal challenges that are having an impact on your academic work, please speak to me or seek the advice of your college registrar.