What is written with ease is never read with pleasure.-- Samuel Johnson

- There is plenty of good advice about problem solving and writing in this link. Make use of what is relevant for your textbook and programming exercises, and for your term project. For this particular class, these are rather idealized rules for Textbook Exercises, but they were the rules for another class and but you might find them interesting. For our textbook exercises, handwritten answers are OK but for "wordy" answers you're advised to use a text processor. For mathematical answers you should know about how to write mathematics. For that, you can see the Math Preliminaries reference below.
- The College Writing Center is there for you! This is a tremendous resource and you should definitely check it out. It's not just about writing, they also help with reading, research, everything.
- Project Writeup and Proposal Checklist Condensed guidelines for what we look for in project writeups and proposals.
- Exercise How-To (ps) and Exercise How-To (pdf). These are pretty long-winded and explicit, but interesting to look at good to emulate as much as possible.
- Guidelines for a term paper or technical report.
- CB's Classic Pet Writing Peeves in CB's Peeves Postscript and CB's Peeves PDF. But wait, there's more: the new Modern Peeves and Perps .
- And don't take my word for it. Good advice at The Economist Style Guide.
- How good is your paper? Will it get read? (ps) and Will it get read? (pdf)
- A mathematical Cheat-sheet (ps) and Cheat-sheet (pdf) .
- Stolen cryptographic source code of uncertain generality and quality. Only a sissy would look at this, but it's here so you know I know what one can find on the web. Individual programming assignment descriptions refer to this code, so you might want to look at them. They're of course available from the Exercises Page.
- Math Preliminaries from Data Structures.
- Exercises and Answers for Math Preliminaries above.

*Last update: 15.1.01.*