2006 Fall Astronomy 429: Senior Writing Seminar (2 units)
Prerequisites: Must be senior astronomy/astrophysics concentrator
In this section of AY 429, we will discuss and apply techniques for writing clearly and concisely. Clear thinking becomes clear writing, and scientific discussion of a few recent articles will be an important part of this class.
Grading will be based on classroom participation and writing assignments. This will include in-class writing and peer-editing work. The final grading will be done according to the following table:
Late homework is accepted, but suffers a 2-letter-grade penalty for each day late. While you may work in groups, each essay set should reflect your own understanding and be in your own words.
Schedule for AY429: Last updated 2006Dec04 (schedules subject to change)
|Tue Nov 7||Hand out Article #1||[Richstone Class]|
|Tue Nov 21||Discuss Article #1.
Principle of Coherence
|Write 2 page summary of article
[due Nov 27 noon by email]
|Tue Nov 28||Hand out Article #2||Peer Editing||Shrink to 1 page [in my box me by noon Dec 04 ]|
|Tue Dec 05||Class Discussion
Discuss Article #2
|Write title & abstract
[email me by noon Dec 11]
|Tue Dec 12||