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Guidelines for Preparation of Free-Response Homework

AP Calculus
Homework is extremely important. You must give top priority to working and
understanding homework problems. It is often safe to assume that quizzes and exams
will follow the homework closely. Homework to be turned in must adhere to the following
instructions. These instructions are intended to provide you some basic guidelines to
creating organized, legible, and professional-looking homework.
1. Paper:
Use standard size (8 1/2 by 11) paper (NOT tracing paper, colored paper,
sheets from a spiral notebook, or the back side of previously used paper).
Emphasis is on readability and accuracy. Use a sharp, dark pencil (not ink). Do not
cross out errors; erase them.
It is not necessary to include every detail of a problem solution, BUT enough details,
steps and words must be included so that the logic is clear and someone else can
readily check the problem solution.
2. Format:
Make each problem self-contained. Start each new problem on a new page. (A page is
one side of a sheet of paper.). It is acceptable to place more than one problem on a
sheet (one on front-one on back), but only if all problems started on that sheet are
completed on that same sheet.
Label each problem separately. The problem number should precede your work for
that problem (the line above where your work begins).
3. Each problem:
Write down equations to be used in generic form (before expanding them into
problem-specific form).
Draw a diagram whenever appropriate. This is MANDATORY.
Indicate the method of solution, any assumptions or approximations made, and
justify your answer where appropriate or required.
Identify answers clearly. Remember that an answer is not complete without
expressing the appropriate units.

4. Turn in:
Arrange the homework sheets in proper order.
Staple the assignment in the upper left-hand corner making sure that no part of any
problem identification or solution is covered by the staple.
5. Attitude:
The goal of performing homework is to arrive at a solution by a method that makes
sense to YOU, not to invent a method, which produces the answer in the back of the
book (they are frequently incorrect). Evaluation of the homework is to ensure that
your method is in accordance with the theory and practice presented in class, and to
provide appropriate guidance when this is not the case.
Discussion, comparison, and validation of methods between students in study groups
is acceptable, and often helpful. However, each individuals submission is expected to
represent his or her own personal level of understanding of the particular topic.
Copying or duplication of anothers work and submitting it as your own, or silently
condoning such practice, defeats the educational purpose and constitutes violation of
academic integrity standards. Such violations will generally result in a zero on the
suspect submission (for both the copier and the copied), and can (in extreme or
repeated cases) result in failure of the course because of zero grades.
Deviation from the above requirements will make the submitted assignment
unacceptable and it may be assigned a grade of zero. Unprofessional or unreadable
homework will not be graded and may also receive a grade of zero. FRQ Homework will be
due as announced on the assignment sheets or in classroom assignments. No late
FRQ homework will be accepted unless accompanied by an excused parent note. Field trips,
early dismissals, or pre-arranged absences will not be excuses for late FRQ homework. (The
homework may be handed in early or another student may hand in the homework for
you.)

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Due Date
Topics & Problems
9/26/2014
10/3/2014
10/10/2014
10/17/2014
10/24/2014
10/31/2014
11/7/2014

11/14/2014
11/21/2014

12/5/2014

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Due Date
Topics & Problems

12/12/2014

12/19/2014
1/9/2014
1/16/2014
1/23/2014
1/30/2014
2/6/2014
2/13/2014
2/19/2014
2/27/2014

3/6/2014

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Due Date
Topics & Problems
3/13/2014

3/20/2014

3/26/2014

4/2/2014

4/17/2014
4/24/2014

5/1/2014
Extra Credit

Extra Credit

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