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).
The third suggestion is probably the most important. WeBWorK will show you which problems you are having difficulty with. It is then up to you to get help with them. If you have started early, you can still get the problems right.