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.
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
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