|WebAssign has been used in MA 114|
since 1999. This photo is from 2005.
WebAssign is used for all your work, including tests and final exam. There are approximately 60 WebAssignments during the semester which constitute your homework for the class. Doing these assignments on time is essential to your success in the course. You can submit each assignment as many times as you like (up to 50). Your last submission determines your grade on the assignment.
|MA 114 students taking a test with WebAssign in 2006|
Using the "Submit All New Answers" link counts as a submission only for answers that you have modified. So there is no reason not to use this link. Even if you've answered only one question, clicking the "Submit all questions for grading" link counts as a submission only for that one question. So in that sense it's safer to use "Submit all questions for grading". It's functionally the same as "submit this question only" if one question is all you've answered since your last submission, and it submits ALL your work if you've modified the answers for more than one question.
The due dates posted in the schedule are "hard" due dates. They mean what they say, last minute surprises notwithstanding. So if you prefer "soft" due dates, play the above mental trick to create them yourself.
You also have wide choice over when you do your assignments. Since assignments are available for a week or more generally, this means you can do all your work on the weekends if have a full time job during the week. Or alternatively, you can do no work at all on the weekends if you prefer. The choice is yours. The only way you lose control is if you procrastinate until the last day, at which time you have run out of choices. To prevent procrastination, we have a standing rule that neither the teacher nor the teaching assistant will provide help with homework on the day that the homework is due or after the assignment is due.
To get an automatic extension on a past-due assignment, click the Past Assignments link on your home page in WebAssign. Then click the "Extension Request" link for the assignment for which you need an extension. Once you do this you'll be provided with some more information and a button to click to confirm that you are requesting the extension. You can obtain a maximum of two extensions in this way on each assignment.
NOTE: Homework extensions are closed when final exams begin. In other words, you are not allowed to improve your homework grade after final exams begin.
Getting Help with WebAssignments
Do not use e-mail to request help with homework. Instead, use the WebAssign feature "Ask Your Teacher" found at the bottom of each WebAssignment. Jennifer will respond to you. If you send e-mail requesting help with homework, Jennifer may refer you back to the "Ask Your Teacher" link.
You are also welcome to chat with other students in the class about the homework. There's a forum set up for class discussion. You can find the forum under the Communications Tab in WebAssign.
On homework assignments, WebAssign allows you virtually unlimited submissions (maximum = 50). In other words, you can submit the assignment over and over so as to correct any mistakes you may have made.
On tests and the final exam you will be permitted a maximum of 3 submissions for each question.
See the grades page for information about how WebAssign figures into the calculation of your final grade.
Students sometimes ask about optional tools to use to help with graphing in Part 2 of the course. Use of special graphing tools is optional. If you have a graphing calculator that you depend on, you are welcome to use it with your WebAssignment homework as well as during tests at the DE Proctoring Center.
Here are a few websites that some students find useful.