[OS X TeX] Getting students to use LaTeX (and apa.cls)
Victor Ivrii
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Thu Aug 17 21:40:31 CEST 2006
On 8/17/06, Nick Black <nickblack1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If I may add my two cents worth. I am UCL, London, a university of
> around 40,000 students and lecturers. I have to hand in my
> dissertation in a weeks time, so I asked my tutor today if the
> university/faculty can supply a bibliography style file for the
> Harvard referencing that my department wants.
There is a bunch of thesis classes at CTAN. May be you can find a matching one?
>
> Apparently not. It seems I am the only person in my department
> (Geomatic Engineering) to have used *Tex in 12 years. What a thought!
> All those long Keplerian element equations... But not a harvard.sty
> file anywhere.
>
>
> On 8/17/06, Themis Matsoukas <matsoukas at psu.edu> wrote:
> > On 8/17/06, Michael Kubovy <kubovy at virginia.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > Your write "I don't let my students use anything else". Do you impose
> > > this on students working in your lab, or students in a course? If the
> > > latter, are these grad students? How do you persuade them to do
> > > what's best for them and abandon the deeply ingrained MSW habit?
> >
> > Last semester I taught two undergraduates in my lab to use latex.
> > They had to start from scratch with MikTeX (not much help from me
> > there), but they got it quite fast. In a dumb-down world of low
> > expectations where anything beyond MSW is too geeky and anything
> > beyond high-school algebra is too advanced, these kids made me feel
> > better about the future.
> >
> > Themis
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