Senior Thesis Resources
Archived theses are available on the Scholarship@Claremont website.
External Presentation Opportunity
Consult with your thesis advisor on how to fulfill your external presentation requirement. They may direct you to specific conferences or other opportunities, but the following list of conferences where HMC students have presented their thesis work is a good place to start.
How to Give Good Presentations
Reference Materials for Speeches and Presentations (Colorado State University Writing Center)
Effective Presentations, Jeff Radel (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Advice on Giving Talks, Joseph Gallian. (Math Horizons, April, 2006)
“How to Give a Good Research Talk” (Peyton Jones, Hughes, and Launchbury,SIGPLAN Notices, 28(11), Nov, 1993.) (PDF of the article)
Video of Simon’s talk on “How to Write a Great Research Paper.” That page also has a video of Simon speaking about how to give a good talk (which is, appropriately, a good talk itself).
Simon also has links to other good resources
Also: “How to Write a Great Research Proposal” (Simon Peyton Jones and Alan Bundy).
SIAM: Tips for Making Effective Presentations
The Short Talk, Charles Van Loan
Books on Writing
The following books provide guidance on writing well:
Bugs in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose, revised edition
Addison Wesley, 1998
Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences
D.E. Knuth, T. Larrabee, and P.M. Roberts
Math. Notes No. 14, MAA, 1989
Based on lectures from Stanford course on writing mathematics
A Primer of Mathematical Writing
American Mathematical Society, 1997
How to Write Mathematics
Norman E. Stewart, Paul R. Halmos, Menachem M. Schiffer, Jean A. Diendonné
American Mathematical Society, 1981. (Reprinted with corrections.)
The Elements of Style
W. Strunk and E.B. White
Classic book on writing well
Mathematics into Type, Updated edition
Ellen Swanson; updated by Arlene O’Sean and Antoinette Schleyer
American Mathematical Society, 1999.
Books on TeX and LaTeX
The TeX Book
Addison Wesley, 1993
A Guide to LaTex, third edition
H. Kopka and P.W. Daly
Addison Wesley, 1999
The LaTeX Companion
M. Goosens, F. Mittelbach, and A. Samarin
Addison Wesley, 1994
Math into LaTeX, third edition
For searching the mathematics literature
Access is through the Claremont Libraries’ database list or directly from the AMS.
The Web of Science database
Access is through the Claremont Libraries’ database list or directly from the ISI Web of Knowledge.
Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics
An online compendium of mathematical facts from the quadratic formula to hypergeometric functions.
The Claremont Colleges Libraries
In addition, the Claremont Colleges Library website has many useful links to online material, including the library catalog, electronic journals, and other electronic databases.
Math Thesis Contacts