Math 2720W-001, Fall 2013
- Due Tuesday, September 3 at the beginning of class: Complete the "Recognizing Plagiarism" test for Indiana University's plagiarism module and bring me the signed, completed certificate. You will not receive credit for any paper-related assignments (drafts or final versions) until I receive the certificate.
- Due Thursday, September 12 at the beginning of class: Edit the "Eliminating Wordiness" text I handed out in class (.pdf, original website) to avoid repetition of ideas as well as words and phrases that don't add anything to the text. You can turn in the text as it is with your corrections written on it or you can edit the original text and give me a fully revised version. Don't peek at the answers!
- Due Thursday, October 3 at the beginning of class: Insert commas where necessary on the "Comma Usage" handout (.pdf).
- Due Tuesday, October 29 at the beginning of class: Insert commas where necessary on the "Comma Usage" handout (.pdf).
- Due Tuesday, November 5 at the beginning of class: Rewrite the paragraph given here as directed.
- Due Tuesday, November 12 at the beginning of class: Fix the sentences on the "Common Mistakes" handout (.pdf).
- Paper #1: Hilbert and mathematical problem solving. Draft due Thursday, September 5 at the beginning of class, final version due Thursday, September 19 at the beginning of class.
- Paper #2: A mathematical problem. Proposal due Thursday, September 26 at the beginning of class, draft due Thursday, October 10 at the beginning of class, final version due Thursday, October 24 at the beginning of class.
- Paper #3: Choose your own adventure. Proposal due Thursday, October 31 at the beginning of class, draft due Thursday, November 14 at the beginning of class, workshopping on Thursday, November 21 during class, presentations on December 3 or 5 during class, final version due Thursday, December 5 at the beginning of class.
- Template for Draft Cover Letter
- Template for Final Version Cover Letter (Note: this is not the same template that you used for the other two!)
- Template for Peer Review
Here are some general guidelines for peer review:
- Read the paper through twice. First, get the general sense of the paper, and then read it to answer the questions on the peer review form.
- Explain all your responses: don't just write "yes" or "no."
- Make your comments useful and constructive. Always point to a particular part of the paper (that is, don't just say "your transitions are unclear"; say "sometimes transitions are unclear; consider the second paragraph on p. 2"), and don't just point out problems without suggesting ways to fix them!
- Respect the author's viewpoint: don't suggest that the author rewrite the paper because you disapprove of his or her approach or topic.
- APA citation style from Cornell
- general APA style from the University of Wisconsin (note that the only APA formatting you must apply is the citation style; you don't need to worry about formatting headings as APA requires, for instance)