Mathematics 5, Winter 2012

The World According to Mathematics

Course DescriptionCourse Information Syllabus Homework Assignments
Friday Discussions Maple Stuff Take-home ExamsStudent Writing


Student Writing

This term you will be writing a research paper. Because you will be citing from your references, you might want to look at the booklet Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgment, which you received at the beginning of your first year at Dartmouth. If you no longer have this book, the same information is available on the Dartmouth web server under Sources and Citation.

Remember too that the Dartmouth Writing Program maintains a website where there are on-line materials for students in the Materials for Students section. These materials address many issues that arise in writing papers in an academic setting. For example, you can find advice about organization, logic, and style. These all are important issues that you should pay careful attention to as you develop your papers. Good clear thinking and good clear writing go hand in hand. We will talk a lot about writing throughout the term.

Here is the link to the library guide developed for our class by Ann Perbohner, Math and CS Librarian: m5w12 guide to doing library research, a colledtion of library resources especially for our class.

Here are some papers by past students:
(critiques are by Jane Whittington, Writing Specialist)
(View and print with (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader.)



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Linear Perspective

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