At the end of each semester, we survey students who used WeBWorK. On the whole, students have found using WeBWorK to be helpful, but there are some problems/complaints which come up. Here we present the most common problems and advice on how to avoid them.

In most cases, problems can be avoided by doing three things:

- Start working on your homework early; you can then fix problems before an assignment is due.
- Use the
**Preview**button to see how WeBWorK has parsed your answer. - When you are having trouble, get help from a person (your teacher, a tutor, or a classmate).

When WeBWorK gives the list of problems for an assignment, it usually gives a link to the list on the right side of the page. It is: List of available functions

So do we! WeBWorK does not require students to work out the problems at their computer. We recommend that students print out the assignments and work out the problems on paper. Then enter the answers into WeBWorK.

All WeBWorK courses at ASU have Guest Login buttons on their login pages. Logging in as a guest lets you try the same problems, but with different numbers. Note, problems done as a guest do not count for credit. You can tell what name you are logged into in the upper right corner of each web page once logged in.

No one expects students to repeatedly guess at their homework answers. If you are having problems, consult a person who might be able to help, be it your teacher, a math tutor, or a classmate.

Before WeBWorK was introduced at ASU, homework problems typically went ungraded. It would be nice to have a teacher grade your homework problems and indicate exactly where you went wrong. But, for classes which use WeBWorK, most paper homeworks were only spot checked (i.e., a small percentage were marked right/wrong by a grader).

You

canget this sort of help when doing WeBWorK problems. When you are getting a problem wrong in WeBWorK, you should get help from a math tutor or from your instructor. By bringing your work, they can help you find where you went wrong. If you start your homework early, you can do this and still submit the right answer before the due date. That way, you get help on the problems you are getting wrongandcan still get them right.

WeBWorK uses standard mathematical notation as much as possible, and it accepts answers entered in many different forms, as long as they are correct. If you have examples where this is not the case, bring it to the attention of your teacher, so he or she can take it to the WeBWorK administrators.