50% - written assignments
50% - tests
Homeworks may have different weights.
The grade statistics for hw's and tests will be published on the web.
The danger zone is one tandard deviation below average or worse.
If you find yourself in this danger zone more than a couple times - you have a good chance to fail the class. If you are in the danger zone a few times, then (1) talk to the instructor (and/or TF) without delay; (2) make sure that your performance improves.
No late assignments will be accepted.
I am sorry to be harsh, but I would like to be fair and I also typically will discuss the solutions to the problems on the day they are due - while the problems are still fresh in your minds.
Under no circumstances should you be copying or using the work of others.
It is fine to discuss problems (in general terms) with others, but the specifics of a solution and all of the writing should be done without any collaboration. (See also Academic Conduct)
This policy will be strictly enforced, however if your case does not fall neatly into one of these categories, it will be handled separately, and will possibly be included in a revised version of this policy.