Tue, 6 December 2016, 13:06

A student writes:

> Hi Dr. Patt,
> Would it be possible to bring a few sheets of blank paper to the final
> exam to use as scratch paper if I showed the TA that they were blank?
> I like to solve problems by writing down the problem objective, important
> information, and any relevant properties or formulas, and I can't fit all
> that plus computations/diagrams in the exam margins. For me, it's kind of
> like laying out your building materials and your tools before starting a
> project--it helps me think more clearly.
> <<name withheld to protect the student who needs scratch paper>>

Sure, I have no problem with that.

Yale Patt