2007 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 2007Nov19 (schedules subject to change)
|Tue Nov 13||Hand out Article #1||[Gnedin Class]|
|Tue Nov 20||Discuss Article #1.
Principle of Coherence
|Write 2 page summary of article
[due Nov 26 noon by email]
|Tue Nov 27||Hand out Article #2||Peer Editing|
|Tue Dec 04||Class Discussion
Discuss Article #2
|Tue Dec 11||