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CLA Math Senior Project

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  2. This template is published for use.
  1. Step 1: Step 1: Understand your assignment. Set your schedule. Find a supervisor. Register for Math 4995.
    Percent time spent on this step: 5%

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  2. Step 2: Select and focus your topic. Submit topic to your supervisor for approval.
    Percent time spent on this step: 15%

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  3. Step 3: Find and evaluate sources to address your topic.
    Percent time spent on this step: 15%

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  4. Step 4: Critically read and evaluate sources.
    Percent time spent on this step: 15%

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  5. Step 5: Organize sources. Develop overall structure. Submit outline to your supervisor.
    Percent time spent on this step: 10%

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    • Clarify how much of the topic you will include in the paper.
    • Organize your thoughts and your paper's structure. Try the following techniques:
    • Start writing segments or chunks, not necessarily the introduction. As you write you will discover more of what you want to say.
  6. Step 6: Write 1st draft and submit it to your supervisor.
    Percent time spent on this step: 20%

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  7. Step 7: Revise & rewrite--focus on content.
    Percent time spent on this step: 10%

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    • Based on your draft and your supervisor's comments, continue to revise. Your goal is to explain the math clearly to a reader who has some math sophistication, but is not previously familiar with the topic.
    • Get online or in-person writing support at the U of M's Center for Writing
    • Use the revision checklist
    • Draft your bibliography or works cited page. 
      • Ask your adviser which citation style to use, or consult the Krantz and Higham writing guides above for guidelines, TeX tips, etc.
      • Be sure to double check the citations.
  8. Step 8: Proofread, polish and put paper in final form. Submit final paper to your supervisor.
    Percent time spent on this step: 10%

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