Problem Sets and Assessment Questions

In addition to the final paper, you will complete weekly problem sets. We will use the Quizzes tool on Canvas for assigning problem sets electronically. We strongly encourage students to work together on the problem sets, so long as you write up your work on your own. Problem sets must be submitted each week by the beginning of section (Wednesday 6PM).  The full solution key will be posted so you can review your answers.  Because we will be posting answer/solution keys immediately after deadlines, we can't give credit for late work.  You can still turn in late work for feedback and help learning the material. The problem sets - including looking at the solution  keys - is an extremely important part of the learning process, so please keep up with the work!

Each week, you will find a quiz on the Canvas site (separate from the problem set) which will serve as an "assessment question." This question will be about a topic covered in the previous week's problem set. Your scores on these questions throughout the semester will be averaged and incorporated into your final grade. Think of these questions as a distributed and less painful version of a final exam, which you're taking over the course of the semester. As such, you may not discuss the assessment questions with other students or seek the help of anybody when working on these.