[OS X TeX] Getting students to use LaTeX (and apa.cls)

Fernando Pereira fcnpereira at mac.com
Fri Aug 18 21:57:54 CEST 2006

On Aug 18, 2006, at 1:27 PM, David R. Derbes wrote:
> I am a high school physics teacher. I used to use WordPerfect  
> exclusively (even on my Mac), but in the past year nearly  
> everything the kids have gotten from me has been LaTeX. A few of  
> the more serious geeks are teaching themselves how to use LaTeX.  
> There's a large cool factor that should not be discounted. And, you  
> can't beat the price!

My daughter, as a high-school junior, learned how to use LaTeX on her  
own (she only asked for some help after she had started) because she  
hated using Word for calculus and chemistry assignments. LaTeX markup  
is not that surprising for kids who have played with HTML.

-- F

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