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Note on grading CHEM 145 Homework

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Hello CHEM 145 students, While grading the first two homework sets (#0 and #1), several recurring issues have come to my attention that are negatively affecting your homework scores. If these issues are not corrected before you take your exams, they will negatively affect your exam scores as well. The first and greatest issue is units. Surprisingly very few people showed the units of the physical quantities being used in their calculations, or only occasionally showed units. Homework and exams are not only about getting the right answer. It is imperative that you be able to communicate clearly to the reader (in this case, Dr. Reinhardt, Phil, and me) that you understand the concepts by explicitly showing your line of reasoning. Because we did not discuss any of this yet, for the first two homework sets I gave partial credit for work that did not use units or was not completely clear in your line of reasoning. However, giving partial credit in this manner is too subjective and requires too much time. I also
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