MATH 175-WR. Individual Instruction Writing Component Course.
This course fulfills part of the basic education in writing.
Prof. Todd Arbogast
Office: RLM 11.162, Phone: 471-0166
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in mathematics and
written consent of instructor. May be taken only to supplement a the
regularly scheduled course.
Course Description: The student will be required to write
three papers of approximately 5 to 8 pages each (with a minimum of 16
pages for the semester). Paper topics and general outline should be
approved by the Instructor in about the 1st, 6th, and 11th weeks of
the semester. The papers will be due approximately at the end of the
4th, 9th, and 14th week of the semester. Each paper will be graded,
and may require a rewrite, due within about a week. Grades will be
based on the final versions of the papers.
- Paper 1: Biography. Write a brief biography of a
mathematician who influenced the regular course material. Include
general personal information, and some sense of his or her
mathematical work. The audience of the paper should be non-technical,
accessible to, say, those with a high-school education.
The Library has materials to consult on the history of mathematics.
- Paper 2: Expository writing. Write a paper describing in detail
the meaning, significance, and some applications of a major result in
the regular course. The audience should be a learned person with a
college degree, but not in science or engineering (say, in humanities,
psychology, or history).
- Paper 3: Technical writing. Write a paper describing in
mathematical detail the meaning and significance of a major result in
the regular course, or a related major result just outside the regular
course. The audience should be a learned person with a college major
or degree in mathematics, science, or engineering.
Due dates for Fall 2009
Monday, September 21: Preliminary draft due.
Monday, September 28: Final draft due.
Monday, October 5: Outline due (discuss during office hours).
Monday, October 26: Preliminary draft due.
Monday, November 2: Final draft due.
Monday, November 9: Outline due (discuss during office hours).
Monday, November 30: Preliminary draft due.
Monday, December 7: Final draft due.
The Undergraduate Writing Center:
Undergraduate Writing Center offers consultation on writing
assignments to UT undergraduate students. Drop by FAC 211 or call
471-6222 for an appointment.