Literacy Seminar Page

M397S, Fall 2013
Literacy Seminar in Geometry and Topology
David Ben-Zvi,

Class MWF 2:00-3:00 pm in Room: RLM 11.176

Office Hours MW 3-4 pm (subject to change) in RLM 10.168

Course description: Each student will give three presentations to the class (each preceded by a practice talk) and discuss each presentation with the instructor before and after. Each student will also hand in a commentary or reaction to each paper being presented of approximately half a page in length. The primary aim of the class is to help students learn to present mathematical research in a polished and effective manner, and to learn all of the resources available to them in tackling a paper.
Prerequisite By invitation only.

SSD Accommodations: Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at (512) 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (video phone).


A list of suggested papers is available here. Feel free to suggest other papers not from this list!



Please upload your commentaries on each of the papers at this link. You should also bring a hard copy to class. The commentaries are to be between a half page and a single page. Once you upload your commentary on a paper, you will have access to those of your classmates.