What is written with ease is never read with pleasure.
-- Samuel Johnson
Some Guidelines and Standards and Resources for Math, Writing, and Decrypting
There is plenty of good advice about problem solving and writing in
this link. Make use of what is relevant for your textbook and
programming exercises, and for your term project. For this particular class,
these are rather idealized rules for Textbook Exercises, but
they were the rules for another class and
but you might find them interesting.
For our textbook exercises, handwritten answers are OK but for
"wordy" answers you're advised to use a text processor. For
you should know about how to write mathematics. For that, you can see the
Math Preliminaries reference below.
College Writing Center is there for
you! This is a tremendous resource and you should definitely check
it out. It's not just about writing, they also help with reading,
- Project Writeup and Proposal Checklist
Condensed guidelines for what we look for in project writeups and proposals.
Exercise How-To (ps) and
Exercise How-To (pdf). These are pretty long-winded and
explicit, but interesting to look at good to emulate as much as possible.
Guidelines for a term paper or
CB's Classic Pet Writing Peeves in
CB's Peeves Postscript and
CB's Peeves PDF. But wait, there's more: the new
Modern Peeves and Perps .
- And don't take my word for it. Good advice at
The Economist Style Guide.
How good is your paper?
Will it get read? (ps) and
Will it get read? (pdf)
Cheat-sheet (ps) and
Cheat-sheet (pdf) .
of uncertain generality and quality. Only a sissy would look at
this, but it's here so you know I know what one can find on the web.
Individual programming assignment descriptions refer to this code, so
you might want to look at them. They're of course available from the
from Data Structures.
Exercises and Answers
for Math Preliminaries above.
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