Dr. Sarah's Checklist for Math 3130 Writing Projects

Based on a checklist by Annalisa Crannell at Franklin & Marshall

  • This list will be used to grade your assignment, and will be returned to you with comments.
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  • Please feel free to use this checklist as a guide for yourself while writing.

    Does this paper:

    1. clearly (re)state the problem to be solved?

    2. provide a paragraph which explains how the problem(s) will be approached?

    3. state the answer(s) in a few complete sentences which stand on their own?

    4. give a precise and well-organized explanation of how the answer was found?

    5. clearly summarize diagrams, tables, graphs, or other visual representations of the math?

    6. define all variables, terminology, and notation used?

    7. clearly state the assumptions which underlie the formulas, and explain how each formula is derived, or where it can be found?

    8. give acknowledgment where it is due?

    9. use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation?

    10. contain correct mathematics?

    11. solve all of the questions that were originally asked?

    12. give evidence of creative exploration of the problem(s)?

    13. give evidence of deep exploration of the problem(s)?