Questions tagged [homework]

Questions concerning work meant to be solved outside classroom time by a student, including questions about writing suitable homework assignments, grading, etc.

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Should a teacher be able to solve all the assignments they give their students themselves?

A moment ago, I happened upon https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/99712/almost-impossible-sudoku-like-puzzle which explicitly mentioned that this student was given a puzzle in math class that ...
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How to deal with student putting their (home)work on github

While using github for source code is generally something I love to encourage, if a student puts their (computer science) homework there, it's generally easy for others to find and copy - which ...
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Encouraging team-work while discouraging free-riding

I teach several courses for computer science undergrads, including algorithms, programming and game development. In all my courses there are weekly homework assignments. I encourage my students to do ...
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How to make a Ludo board in c ++ language? [closed]

me han dejado realizar un juego llamado ludo y quisiera que me ayuden a saber como podría hacer el tablero y las fichas que van dentro. Cabe recalcar que estoy trabajando con el lenguaje c++. Espero ...
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How to allow students to work off-line, while still using an LMS to collect work?

Due to Covid-19, I am having to switch to a "hybrid" format, where I see students less often each week, in smaller groups, and more assignments are pushed on-line. The school is in an extremely rural ...
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Question regarding copying and pasting on exams [duplicate]

On Wiley Plus, will students be able to copy and paste homework questions if not on a lock down browser? If so, can I detect that through any many means? I have been reprimanded before for not being ...
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What can a student do if he has problems with homework problems that he is unable to solve?

In university courses, is it possible or good habit to ask help for homework exercises one can't solve? I mean, someone might think it is cheating but on the other hand, should a student be stuck in ...
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Detect cheating in Microsoft Excel submissions

I have a homework assignment where I require students to create a set of pivot charts in Microsoft Excel. I know that I can reduce cheating by changing datasets or chart specifications around, but ...
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Could a student with plagiarism in assignment get a high grade in a class? [closed]

This semester I took a course and the prof is very restrict with the assignments, I had special circumstances (due to my research and my displacement), which required me to commute between cities to ...
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What would be the best way to convince a professor to waive late submission penalties?

I am a grad level student and I am completing my last course this semester. The professor is reducing our grade by 20%/day if we submit our assignment late. It is a lot. For example, my grade is 18/...
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Is finding answers and paraphrasing cheating?

Sometimes I have trouble coming to conclusions on my own sometimes and I really do love learning but... I sometimes scour the internet looking for answers to homework questions and then paraphrase ...
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YouTube video assignments?

A professor at my university has recently started grading students partially based on assignments delivered as YouTube videos. These assignments are basically the usual exercises that a teacher would ...
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Missed Assignment due to Covid-19 [closed]

I was flying from Canada back home, after all the in-person classes and tests were canceled. So my country(Kazakhstan) has strict laws that were enforced in regard of the new pandemic. They include ...
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Got caught for similar answers on an assignment [duplicate]

So recently my professor reported me and my colleague for cheating and reported both of us to the Board. We haven't heard from them yet, its been a week. This was a class assignment for a masters ...
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Instructor listening in secretly in simulated intake assignment — allowed? Ethical?

I am in an online, accredited, public, post-baccalaureate degree program. I think it's the first time my instructor is teaching a university course -- at least at this institution. The instructor ...
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Is it appropriate to have assignments due during spring break for an online course?

I am the author and teacher of an online introductory course at my community college. Each chapter in my class is designed to take one week to complete, where the assignments are due at the end of ...
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What date should I put on a paper that I hand in to my teacher?

I know that it is important to have dates on papers that you hand in to teachers. I usually put the date that I start the paper, but sometimes I change it to make it seem like I'm not procrastinating. ...
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Private Git repositories for students, that don't become public later

Short version of my question: Is there a good way to provide students with free, private, Github-like git repositories, that won't become public later? Background: In computer science, it is ...
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How do you approach your professor if you do not understand or know how do do the homework at all?

So, I am an undergraduate student taking partial differential equations. This class can be so stressful at times because I do not understand the lecture material, and thus it makes it hard to do ...
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Students using the same flawed online solution sheet as the grading TA

I am in a small electricity and magnetism class, and I have recently become aware of other students using an online solution sheet (on slader.com). On the most recent homework, I (who didn't use the ...
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Professor didn't acknowledge a late hand-in by email. Is it appropriate to follow up?

I missed a class where I was supposed to hand in an assignment. I arrived at my school at the end of the class, and the teacher had already left, so I sent them immediately by email. It has been a ...
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How to deal with the wealth of “help” available for programming assignments?

I teach programming, and I myself learned mostly self-taught about 30-35 years ago (pre-internet). I learned mostly by thinking things through and trying out alternate solutions. It never occurred to ...
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Is referencing online solution acceptable when completing assignments

I'm not sure if I'm overthinking this. Recently I had an assignment that is intended to be completed individually in which I cannot understand one of the questions at all. Lectures didn't help as the ...
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Would it be ethical of a student for him/her to act as a proofreader/editor for other students' essays and homework?

I'll be simple and direct, since the situation I'm asking after is pretty general, and hardly requires an anecdotal context. Would it be ethical of a student for him/her to act as a proofreader/...
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How do I write long answers? [closed]

I am a Material Science and Engineering major.What I am having doubt with is how I am supposed to write long answers.Lets say someone asks,"What is a Lomer Cottrell barrier?" or may be,"What is solid ...
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How should one deal with fellow students constantly asking for notes?

I'm an undergraduate student in the Netherlands, and as the title states, I'm encountering an annoying situation. How should one deal with the situation of constantly being asked for the notes of a ...
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Best tool for digitally marking assignments? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good piece of software for marking digital (PDF) assignments. Specifically, I am marking a first-year mathematics course, and need to do the following for ...
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What is the difference between a 'materials and methods' section and an 'experimental procedure' section?

What is the difference between 'material and methods' section and 'experimental procedure' section in a scientific article or report or assignment? Does they differ at all? Elaboration : If I'm ...
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If I wrote a textbook, or other form of academic material, is it okay to use problems found online?

Lets say I decided to write a small textbook, similar to how people have all sorts of "Learn to Program" books, but for other subjects like Calc, Chemistry, or similar. If I used examples problems, ...
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A student in my course does well on exams, but doesn't do the homework: Go easy on them, or make them “pay the price?”

I have a student in my course that does well on the exams, and his answers to the exam questions show a deep understanding of the material. However, this student has not been handing in the assigned ...
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I think I may have violated academic integrity last year - what should I do?

I think I may be overthinking things, as I’m known to having a huge guilt complex. As an undergraduate last year, we were given a coding assignment to complete that was worth 15% of our overall mark ...
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Changing level of difficulty of assignments for a course based on average class performance

As a teaching faculty in mathematics, do I need to change the difficulty level of assignments after assessing the average class performance in the first couple of lectures? I am not sure if this is ...
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What to do with students coming to office hours asking to check their homework?

As a teaching assistant (TA), how to handle the situation where a student comes to office hours asking to check their homework? I.e. the student hands in their solution to the homework and ask the TA ...
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How to restart an assignment after a long break?

I usually work on an assignment in a continuous flow. I study Philosophy, so I have to read and write a little every day. I have recently shifted place and it took a whole two weeks gap. Now that I'...
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Accidentally leaked the solution to an assignment, what to do now? (I'm the prof)

TL;DR; I accidentally made the solution of an assignment visible to some of my students. How can I now fairly address that problem? A few weeks ago I set a programming assignment to be done using ...
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How to assign grades in a game development course?

I am planning a course on game development. Currently my main problem is how to design the assignments and grade them in a fair and objective manner. In previous courses I taught (like basic ...
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Should I grant an extension on an extension?

A student asked for a homework extension due to unforeseen circumstances in their personal life. I am generally accommodating about this type of thing if they come to me in a timely manner, but this ...
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Health issues in grad school - how many extensions are acceptable?

I'm a graduate student in physics, and I've been having some major health issues. For the sake of anonymity, I don't want to say what they are, but they are NOT mental-health related, though they ...
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How to determine which textbook problems are the most useful when studying?

If I have to study for an exam, like organic chemistry, I know that I should be studying my notes and, most importantly, practice problems. However, when you have to review for final that is ...
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Assignment extensions for no apparent reasons (USA)

I recently started teaching activities in an American institution. I have had a couple of students asking for extensions for problem sets / project deadlines for medical or family reasons, which is ...
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Should students who copy homework answers from somewhere else state how they obtained the answer? [duplicate]

I'm an 3rd year undergraduate student, and this semester, I'm taking graduate course in one of my departments. We have homeworks each week, and while doing the problems on those, I sometimes get ...
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Would it be considered cheating to ask for homework help on the internet, if I openly acknowledge the help received?

Say you have a homework assignment and you're struggling with it. You ask a question about some portion of it on a site like physics.stackexchange or math.SE or stackoverflow.com, etc. You then cite ...
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Website for scheduling and submitting homework [closed]

I'm looking for a website where I could publish homework at a scheduled time to a group of students and also allow them to submit their answers through it. The homework is a single PDF file, and the ...
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Assessing a penalty for inquiries regarding exceptions to deadline policy

My problem: Though it's made explicitly clear to my students that I do not accept late work and do not grant extensions, I get at least 5-10 e-mails a week asking about extensions. I want to deter ...
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The correct term for a collection of homework?

I'm looking for the correct wording for a collection of homework that will be given to students throughout the duration of a course/class. So far I came up with Homework Plan. But I'm wondering if ...
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Professor does not care about cheating, what should TA do?

I am a PhD student, working as a Homework marking TA in a school where cheating is extremely blatant. The university has an extremely strict policy against cheating. Hundreds of students in math ...
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Reworking a Homework Project to Publish as Research

During the final year of my Undergraduate degree, I did a literature review as part of a technical writing class to answer a relevant question in Mathematics Education. I would like to rework the ...
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How to ask professor to post more example?

My professor always posts solved problems on the course website but for the last chapter, he did not post any solved problems. Although we have our textbook, I think solved problems help me understand ...
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Pros and Cons of assigning homework for large classes

In small classes (with <50 students) I have mostly had positive experience for assigning homework. The homework allows the students to better learn the concepts and to better prepare for the exams. ...
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Can we submit part of our assignment after deadline? [closed]

I have a deadline for handing in my assignments. One of them is tricky and I need to think more. I coded it but I am not 100 % sure that is right. Can I think more about it after deadline of ...