Assignments must be submitted electronically through Crowdmark. Each student will receive a personalized link to view the assignment (this is where you will submit your assignment when finished). If you do not receive this email from Crowdmark, check your spam/junk folder. Instructions for how to upload completed assignments can be found here: https://crowdmark.com/ help/completing-and-submitting-an-assignment/. Note that only PDF, PNG or JPG file types are accepted by Crowdmark. You will need to upload certain questions into certain places, so make sure you are submitting pages in the right place.
Students may work in groups of no more than 2 people, with only one assignment submitted to
Crowdmark per group. When you receive your personalized link to the assignment, you may then
enter your group members name. A shared submission link will be sent to both group members, so
you can both submit the assignment or edit submissions. Only one assignment should be submitted
The assignment is divided into four questions, each with subparts. Each question needs to be uploaded under the correct section in Crowdmark, otherwise it may be overlooked when graded. One
question is a calculation-type question, one will be a theoretical/derivation/proof type question, and
two will involve using R. You should make sure to show all your work with the first two questions,
while the R questions should be presented in a report-type format (i.e. include output and graphs
with written explanations of answers in the main document, R code places in an appendix at the
end). If you are comfortable with RMarkdown, it is recommended to complete your assignment
with it. Otherwise, any word processing document will suffice for the R question. You may submit
handwritten answers for questions 1 and 2, but they must be legible and neat.
Note that there is a 20% per day late penalty on assignments. After 48 hours of being late, the
assignment will no longer be accepted. This means that you should submit your assignment no
later than Tuesday March 24 at 11:59PM to avoid receiving a grade of zero.