# Problem sets

Each problem set will consist of an **independent** and a **collaborative** phase:

PHASE | RULES |
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Independent | You will have 2 ½ hours to independently work out solutions to a small set of problems. You are not authorized to discuss the problems with peers. You may refer to your own notes and your previous work in the course, and you may ask the professor for clarity, but you may not discuss the problems with anyone else. |

Collaborative | You will have an additional two days to finish solving the problems. Your final solutions are due the first Thursday by 5pm. You are authorized and encouraged to talk with instructors or peers in the class. |

Each problem in the set will be graded based on your ability to work out solutions independently or with assistance:

GRADE | POINTS | SOLUTION |
---|---|---|

A | 4 | Complete and correct solution by end of independent phase. |

B | 3 | One or more correct parts of a solution that contains one or more errors by end of independent phase. Complete and correct solution by end of collaborative phase. |

C | 2 | No correct parts of the solution by end of independent phase, but all parts correct and complete by end of collaborative phase. Or some incorrect parts of the solution by end of independent phase and failure to correct all parts by end of collaborative phase. |

F | 0 | Failure to submit solution by end of collaborative phase without discussing extra time with the professor. |

Letter grades will be the average of the three scores. This is the grade scale in the Middlebury Handbook.

GRADE | POINTS |
---|---|

A | 4.00 |

A- | 3.67 |

B+ | 3.33 |

B | 3.00 |

B- | 2.67 |

C+ | 2.33 |

C | 2.00 |

C- | 1.67 |

D+ | 1.33 |

D | 1.00 |

D- | 0.67 |

F | 0.00 |