Table o f Content s
Preface
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C H A P T E R 1: Th e Basic s 1
1.1 Wha t I t I s Al l Abou t 2
1.2 Wh o I s M y Audience ? 3
1.3 Writin g an d Though t 4
1.4 Sa y Wha t Yo u Mean ; Mea n Wha t Yo u Sa y 5
1.5 Proofreading , Readin g fo r Sound , Readin g fo r Sens e 10
1.6 Compoun d Sentences , Passiv e Voic e 14
1.7 Technica l Aspect s o f Writing a Pape r 18
1.8 Mor e Specific s o f Mathematica l Writin g 2 3
1.9 Pretensio n an d Lac k o f Pretensio n 3
1.10 W e vs . I vs. On e 3 3
1.11 Essentia l Rule s o f Grammar , Syntax , an d Usag e 3 4
1.12 Mor e Rule s o f Grammar , Syntax , an d Usag e 4 6
C H A P T E R 2 : Topic s Specifi c t o th e Writin g
of Mathematics 5 9
2.1 Ho w to Organiz e a Pape r 6 0
2.2 Ho w to Stat e a Theore m 6 4
2.3 Ho w t o Prov e a Theore m 6 7
2.4 Ho w t o Stat e a Definitio n 6 9
2.5 Ho w to Writ e a n Abstrac t 7 2
2.6 Ho w to Writ e a Bibliograph y 7 3
2.7 Wha t t o D o wit h th e Pape r Onc e It I s Writte n 7 8
2.8 A Cod a o n Collaborativ e Wor k 8 8
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