Intro to Chaos and Fractals: Short Response
The first paper will be due Monday 28 January, 2002.
Here are some guidelines for the short papers.
- Response papers should be around two pages in length.
- Response papers should be in the style of a well-developed journal
entry. You do not need to come to any grand conclusion. It's fine to
raise more questions than you answer.
- The audience you should probably have in mind while writing is:
you, me, and the rest of the people in the class.
- I strongly recommend writing in the first person.
- I'm looking for evidence of critical thought, not a summary of the
- Your paper should be typed or word-processed.
- Explore one or at most two ideas.
- Write about something that interests you.
- Your writing should be clear; use "correct" usage. Grammar and
overall clarity will be part of your evaluation. The writing can be
quite informal, but should still read ok.
- Please hand in your papers on time. If papers are frequently
late, I'll mention this on your narrative evaluation. If you need
extra time, let me know.
- You can always re-write your papers; in some cases I may strongly
- Working with a writing tutor is strongly recommended. Ben Volta
and Evan Bender, having taken Chaos and Complex Systems last
term, are familiar with the themes of this course. However, any
writing tutor should be able to help.
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