Computing Writer's Workshop
This page gives access to information about
the Computing Writer's Workshop
as coordinated in Spring semester 2004, and (and previously in Summer 1999,
Spring 2000, Summer 2000, and Spring 2003) by
Gary T. Leavens,
Department of Computer Science
Iowa State University.
Students must be registered for one credit of Com S 610 WW to attend.
In Spring 2004, we will meet in a room and time to be announced.
The schedule of
papers to be discussed at the workshop.
announcement of this workshop.
The following are some recommended on-line resources for writers.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
Justin Zobel's page on Technical Writing and Research Ethics
Mark Leone's Advice on Research and Writing
Vasant Honavar's page on Graduate Studies, Research and Careers in Computer Science
Guide for new referees of Theoretical Computer Science (from ACM SIGACT News, 20(4):92-99, November 1989).
David Patterson's How to Have a Bad Career in Research/Academia
How To Get Your Paper Accepted At OOOPSLA
(by Alan Snyder, from the OOPSLA '91 Proceedings, Appendix, p. 359-363),
which contains some good advice about writing conference papers.
How to Get a Paper Accepted at OOPSLA
(from a panel at OOPSLA '93, pages 429-436 of the proceedings).
Point 4 of Kent Beck's remarks (at the end, page 435) has the bit about the
How to have your abstract rejected, anti-advice by van Leunen and Lipton.
Hypertext Help with LaTeX
How to do Research At the MIT AI Lab
(David Chapman, editor).
The guide to Grammar and Writing
at Capital Community College of Hartford, Connecticut.
Interesting Books and Papers
The following are some books and papers we recommended.
William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.
The Elements of Style (Third Edition).
MacMillian, New York, 1979.
(There is also an on-line version of the
1918 version by William
Donald E. Knuth and Tracy Larrabee and Paul M. Roberts.
Volume 14 of MAA Notes,
The Mathematical Association of America, 1989.
Mary-Claire van Leunen.
A handbook for scholars (revised edition).
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992.
George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan.
The Science of Scientific Writing.
American Scientist 78:550-558,
Joseph M. Williams.
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
(Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing).
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1995.
Donald C. Woolston, Patricia A. Robinson, and Gisela Kutzbach.
Effective writing strategies for engineers and
(Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, Mich., 1988)
A. J. Smith. The Task of the Referee
IEEE Computer, 23(4):65-73, April 1990.
P. R. Halmos. How to write mathematics. L'Enseignment
Mathematique, 16:123-152, 1970.
Richard P. Gabriel.
Writers' Workshops & the Work of Making Things: Patterns,
(Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Boston, Mass., 2002)
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Gary T. Leavens
229 Atanasoff Hall
Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1041 USA