Dr. Sarah's Writing Checklist for Math 4010
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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Does this paper:

Part 1 - Life and Work

  • clearly summarize the woman's life?
  • clearly summarize the woman's work?
  • flow smoothly?
  • attempt to explain any contradictions that arose in the references?

    Part 2 - Mathematics

  • reasonably focus on an aspect of the woman's mathematics?
  • clearly state the mathematics to be discussed?
  • define all variables, terminology, and notation used?
  • give simple examples?
  • provide a summary of proofs (when possible) or the ideas involved?
  • contain correct mathematics?
  • give evidence of deep mathematical exploration?
  • discuss modern applications of the mathematics?
  • discuss the mathematics in your own words?


  • use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation?
  • give acknowledgment where it is due?
  • use correct format for referring to references?
  • give evidence of creative writing?


  • contain a diverse collection of references from different sources?
  • include a photocopy of references you use in addition to the references in the folder (you may show me instead of photocopying)?