Sir Isaac Newton
  Physics 496
  Introduction to Physics Research
  Spring 2018

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Writing Workshop (WW) Assignments

These exercises will be completed during class time on the day indicated and emailed to Celia at the conclusion of that day's session.

The purpose of WW is to help you improve your critical reading and rhetorical skills, and they will be graded as "showed up and made a sincere effort" = full points; "no show" = 0 points. In addition, your thoughtful and enthusiastic participation in WW and completion of the exercises will contribute to your "participation" points, as shown in the course grading scheme.

The writing workshop assignments are password protected and are available only students enrolled in PHYS 496. Please treat these exercises as confidential; they are not to be reposted or distributed to others outside the class.

WW #1—"Finding the Right Word"—January 19     Solutions

WW #2—"Literature Search"—January 26    ReadMe

     Bardeen  Baym  Kwiat  Leggett  Selvin  Van Harlingen

WW #3—"Using the Right Word"—February 2    Solutions

WW #4—"Four-Letter Words in Science Writing"—February 16     (no, not those words)    Solutions

WW #5—"Ambiguous Pronouns"—February 23

WW #6—"Them Thar" Indirect Openings"—March 2

WW #7—"Evaluating Figures and Captions"—March 9

WW #8—"The Three-Preposition Rule (3PR)"—March 16

WW #9—"Making Verbs Work"—March 30

WW #10—"Writing Instructions"—April 6

WW #11—"Shooting for Shorth"—April 13

WW #12—"Putting it All Together—Editing Ms.-P Style"—April 27