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  • Instructor: Gerald B. Moulds
    • Office hours: Wednesdays 1pm-3pm (or by appointment)
    • Office Location: Engineering-2 #237A
    • e-mail: gmoulds@soe.ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Nidhi Shah
    • Office Hours: Tuesday, 9:00-10:00am in the Graduate Student Commons (near bookstore)
    • Section time: Friday, 9:20am-10:25am in Soc Sci 2 #159
    • Email: nipashah@ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Brian Metz
    • Office Hours: Monday, 8:30-10:00am in Baskin 118
    • Section time: Monday, 10:40-11:45am in Soc Sci 2 #165
    •  Email: bametz@ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Tiffany Thang
    • Office Hours: Thursdays 2:00-3:30pm in E2-309
    • Section time: Monday, 12:00-1:05pm in Soc Sci 2 #165
    •  Email: tthang@ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Ryan Zakskorn
    • Office Hours: Jack Baskin Lounge, Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm
    • Section time: Monday, 1:20-2:25pm in Soc Sci 2 #165
    •  Email: rzakskor@ucsc.edu
  • Class meetings
    • Location: Kresge 327
    • Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:40am-1:15pm
  • Assignments:



Rough Draft Due

Final Due

1. Resume and Cover Letter

Thursday April 4

In section, Week of April 8-12

2. LaTeX Tutorial

In section, Week of April 15-19

In section, Week of April 22-26

3. Project Proposal (unrelated to the Grant Proposal)


In section, Week of April 22-26

4. Grant Proposal

In section, Week of April 29-May 3

In section, Week of May 6-10

5. Document Specification


In section,Week of May 13-17

6. Literature Review

In section,Week of May 13 - 17 In section,Week of May 20-24

7. Poster Project


May 28 or May 30

8. Final Project

 In section,Week of June 3-7

Monday, June 10

9.Oral Presentations


Throughout Quarter

 Submitting papers:

  • All assignments must be submitted on paper.
  • Electronic submission will not be allowed except through special arrangements.
  • All papers must be peer edited before they are submitted.
    • Papers should be signed "Peer edited by [insert name]"
    • Any paper not peer edited will be returned ungraded.
  • Late papers are subject to a reduction in grade.
    • Grade reduction applies to rewrites, affecting the maximum possible grade for the assignment.
  • Portfolios: At the end of the quarter, you will hand in a portfolio of all your work for the quarter, including rough drafts and any rewrites.


Grades will be mostly (~80%) based on the total portfolio of work you turn in at the end of the class.  This consists of five major writing projects (including your final project).  Failure to turn in a major writing project will most likely result in a failing grade.  To a lesser degree (~20%) your grade will be based on your oral presentation, poster project, various minor writing assignments, and your participation in class discussions.

  • Collaboration is good, and plagiarism is bad. Read more about it here.


POSTERS: On May 28 and 30, meet in the Courtyard between Baskin Engineering and Engineering-2.

Poster Information:

  • You can get your poster printed for 33.00-83.00 (see below) at BELS if it meets the standard size of 48"x36"
    • The cost of your poster depends on how early you submit it.  Cost is 33.00 if submitted 5 business days before pickup and 83.00 for one-day turnaround, and a sliding scale in-between.   See the BELS page for details, and plan accordingly.
    • BELS has suggestions and requirements for making a good poster.  Go to their pages on poster printing and poster guidelines.
    • BELS also lists some excellent poster resources at Cornell and Swarthmore.