Hi everyone,

I’ve been enjoying reading your first proof-based homework, and I wanted to give a quick description of how I grade them:

Odd problems are worth 4 points, and are graded (almost exclusively) on completion – did you do the problem? If so, you get 4 points. Â I will *not* deduct points for minor errors. Â I *may* deduct points if I notice something really, really wrong. Â I encourage you to do these problems, and then take a look at the answers in the back of the book – this is a great opportunity to see how proofs should look, feel, and read.

Even problems are worth 8 points. Â I will be grading these much more carefully, and will be picky about things like using words (not just symbols), giving reasons for each step, and not skipping steps. Â Your absolute best opportunity to improve your proof-writing may come from looking at what you missed in these problems! Â If any of my comments are not clear, feel free to ask me about them.

Best,

Prof. Reitz

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