As an engineer and a professional, your work will often be read and scrutinized by others. In some instances, it can turn into a legal document or a piece of evidence in a court of law. It is your responsibility to insure that the work you turn in is presented in a legible, methodical, and logical manner. The following format is required in this course, not to punish you or force you to do something you may consider a waste of time. It is required to get you in the habit of presenting your work in a professional manner.
Your work should be prepared on 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. It does not need be on engineering paper, however, work done on paper torn out of a spiral notebook is unacceptable except in the case of pop quizzes. You can work on the front and back of the page if you put a large note: See back of page. All work should be legible and neat. SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK. You will receive partial credit for problems where you have most of the problem correct but have made some minor error, if I can determine where you made the error. If you do not show your work, I have no choice but to count the entire problem as incorrect.
Solution: Present the steps and calculations necessary to obtain the required portion of the problem from the information given, in a methodical and logical manner. Engineering paper is not required. You may use any type of blank paper.
All quizzes submitted MUST adhere to the following:
You must write neatly, legibly, and large enough for me to read. Also, you must write neatly, legibly, and large enough for me to read. Furthermore, you must write neatly, legibly, and large enough for me to read. Work written so small that my pet ant cannot read it without his glasses will be marked “Unacceptable by professional standards” and returned with little or no credit. This includes major quizzes (ESPECIALLY major quizzes) as well as all other work. You must present your work in a logical and understandable manner so that I can follow what you are trying to do. At this level of your career, hen scratching little thoughts and tidbits all over the page is unacceptable. If I cannot easily follow your logic, I cannot and will not attempt to grade your work. I will simply assign it a random grade between 23 and 25, and let you try and figure out where and why you lost the points. Some students seem enamored by polar coordinates, starting their solution in the center of the page, and working clockwise. Sorry, but I’m an XY kind of guy, and grade only that type of presentation.