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Talking Reading Listening Essay, Research Paper Writing 7 6. REFERENCES 14 Basil Blackwell (1985) Guide for Authors. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985. Bower et al. (1994) ?Protocol, Etiquette, and Responsibilities of Reviewers in Fi-nance? , Financial Practice and Education, Fall/Winter 199418-24. Davis, John (1940) ?The the Argument of an Appeal? from American Bar Association Journal, December 1940, 26: 895-899. Fowler, H. (1965) A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. Halmos, Paul (1970) ?How to Write Mathematics? L?Enseignement Mathematique. May/June 1970. 16, 2: 123-152. Harman Eleanor (1975), ?Hints on Poofreading? Scholarly Publishing, pp. 151-157 (January 1975). McCloskey, Donald (1985) ?Economical Writing? Economic

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855-9219. Fax: 812-855-3354. Email: Web: Revised, June 26, 1996 2 2. WRITING 1 1. To overcome writer?s block, put together an outline of the points you want to make, in any order. Then, order them. Start writing without worrying about style, and later revise heavily or start over. Starting twice today is better than waiting three months and starting once. It is better, a fortiori, than waiting forever. 2. Xerox your paper before you give it to anyone, or, better still, retain two copies on disk, in separate locations (for fear of fire). 3. Number each page of text, so the reader can comment on particular pages. Num-ber each equation in drafts on which you want comments. If you have appropriate software, label each

line. 4. The title page should always have (1) the date, (2) your address, (3) your phone number, and (4) your e-mail address. You might as well put your fax number down too. 5. A paper over five pages long should include a half-page summary of its main point. Depending on your audience, call this an abstract or an executive summary. In gen-eral, write your paper so that someone can decide within three minutes whether he wants to read it.Usually, you do not get the benefit of the doubt. 6. It is often useful to divide the paper into short sections using boldface headings, especially if you have trouble making the structure clear to the reader. 7. Technical papers should present their results as Propositions (theinteresting results, stated in words), Corollaries (subsidiary ideas

or special cases which flow directly from the propositions), Lemmas (points which need to be proved to prove the propo-sitions, but usually have no instrinsic interest) and Proofs. Lemmas and Proofs can be purely mathematical, but Propositions and Corollaries should be intelligible to some-one who flips directly to them when he picks up the paper.That means they must be intelligible to someone who does not know the paper?s notation. A reader must be able to decide whether the paper is worth reading just by reading the propositions. 8. It is best to present the model in as short a space as possible, before pausing to explain the assumptions. That way, the experienced reader can grasp what the model is all about, and all readers can flip back and find the notation all in one place.