# 235W

## General info

The writing requirement for MATH 235W includes two assignments: one shorter proof-writing assignment and one longer expository paper. These assignments will be worth 5% and 15% of the total course grade, respectively. The remaining portion of the grade will be computed using the scheme described on the course homepage and then scaled to 80%.

All submissions must be composed using \(\LaTeX\) and submitted on Gradescope in PDF format. \(\LaTeX\) (usually pronounced “lay-teck”) is a mathematical document preparation system. If you are new to \(\LaTeX\), we recommend using Overleaf. An example document and beginner’s guide are included in the Resources section below.

## Resources

**Mathematical writing**

Expository Papers in Mathematics

“Some Remarks on Writing Mathematical Proofs” by J. M. Lee

“How To Write Mathematics” by P. R. Halmos (a little more advanced but a lot of good advice)

**Using \(\LaTeX\)**

MATH 235W \(\LaTeX\) template

Learn \(\LaTeX\) in 30 minutes

\(\LaTeX\) Mathematics Symbols

## Assignment 1

In a \(\LaTeX\) document, students will write polished proofs of several homework problems and/or theorems from class.

Posted: Feb 1

Draft & reflection due: Feb 11

Draft returned: Feb 18

Revision due: Feb 25

## Assignment 2

Each student will select a topic closely related to class content (the instructors will provide several options to choose from). Students will prepare an 8-10 page expository paper on the motivation, main results, and applications of their chosen subject.

Posted: Feb 28

Draft & reflection due: April 2

Peer review due: April 9

Draft returned: April 12

Revision due: April 23