I’m an Applied Mathematics Professor, and Improving My Students’ Writing Ability Matters

Credit: iStock.com/Lamaip
Credit: iStock.com/Lamaip
In my experience, most students have difficulty translating their ideas to acceptable prose. It’s my belief that it’s the responsibility of every professor—including mathematics professors—to try to enhance the writing abilities of their students. Writing is a fundamental skill, one common to all disciplines. Many of my students will not need the mathematics I teach them in their professional working lives. But they will depend on the writing skills I help them to develop.

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