With respect to Written Assignments
As would be expected in an professional industrial setting, assignments are due at the time and date specified in the statement of the problem. Of course, students who have emergencies which draw them away from campus during the period between the publication of the statement of the problem and the due date should follow the university policy on class attendance. A down computer is not an excuse for turning an assignment in late. An assignment that is intended to be handed in late simply does not one of the basic criteria for grading and thus will not be graded! In several of the assignments in this class you will be given the opportunity to have your work reviewed in advance of the due date; this is one way to make sure that you are both on schedule for the completion of the work and that you are on the right lines regarding style and content. Take advantage of the opportunities.
Generally it is my policy that if an assignment cannot be completed on time, then you should write it up to the point that you have reached. In this manner you do not find yourself continually in "catch-up" mode, and this is the fairest policy with respect to other students having completed their work on time.