## CS 462 - How to Get Higher Marks on Your Assignments

- Write legibly, in pen, not pencil. If possible, type your
solutions, or use a word processor. Using LaTeX is not required, but
it's worth learning, and there's no time like the present.
- Write the answer to each question on a separate sheet of
paper. If you have left some problems unsolved, say so. Staple your
pages together in order; do not use paper clips.
- Write your name and student number on the first sheet.
- Make your answers clear and concise, but don't omit crucial
details. Be sure your arguments will convince a skeptical (but
intelligent) TA. There's no need to prove extremely basic results
that are obviously true.
- If a final result is requested, show all your work
to get that solution, and put a box around the final answer.
- Don't try to fool the TA! The following phrases
are tip-offs:
- "Obviously ..."
- "It can be easily shown that ..."
- "It is clear that ..."

- When doing a proof by induction, state
*precisely*
what your induction hypothesis is and what variable you are inducting
on.