One of my teaching inspirations is the TA I had in an undergrad classical mechanics course who didn’t deduct any marks on my assignment when I got everything right except for a single misplaced negative sign that altered my answer.

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Another is the TA whom I told that I would need to hand an assignment in late, and he said “I haven’t checked the assignment dropbox yet, so if you drop it off before the end of the day, I won’t mark deduct any marks for lateness.”

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