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One professor (who I greatly respect) did as follows: He made the papers a part of the exam, the second part being the talk/presentation. The papers had to be in some particular conference format (there were style files at the conference page). There were two dates in which students could present, and it would be organized in a mini-conference form (20 ...


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I have offered papers for a variety of classes. For most students, the idea of writing a math paper is completely foreign to them. As a mathematics educators, we should encourage the learning of all of the mathematics out there, and I have taken this past opportunity to offer historical papers. I think it would otherwise be difficult for mathematics students ...


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Not my own experience, so I can't comment on how it went (and therefore this doesn't really answer the question), but Gavin LaRose at the University of Michigan has a page of Calculus writing prompts on his website.


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The "peer review" term is really misleading, what it is really about (at least for the first papers you submit) is having someone experienced read and comment on the text. Basic understandability and other gross characteristics can be assessed by class mates, finer points only by a TA or teacher. You'd need to combine both methods. Having their text read by ...


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Perhaps this type of question could work, supplemented with some structuring guidelines...? Where and how is calculus used in epidemiology today? Please try to find explicit examples, and explain the use of calculus in these examples. And then replace "epidemiology" with: {genetics, exoplanet search, drug delivery, atmospheric pollution monitoring, ...


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