CS 462 - How to Get Higher Marks on Your Assignments

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Write your name and student number on the first sheet.
  4. 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.
  5. If a final result is requested, show all your work to get that solution, and put a box around the final answer.
  6. Don't try to fool the TA! The following phrases are tip-offs:
  7. When doing a proof by induction, state precisely what your induction hypothesis is and what variable you are inducting on.