• Instructor: Gerald Moulds
    • Office hours: Wednesdays 1pm-3pm (or by appointment)
    • Office Location: Engineering-2 #237A
    • e-mail: gmoulds@soe.ucsc.edu
  • Section 01A - Wednesday 8:00-9:05am, Soc Sci 1 #145
    • Teaching Assistant: Juliana Hernandez
    • Office hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:00pm in E2-481
    • Email: jherna66@ucsc.edu
  • Section 01B - Friday 8:00-9:05am, Soc Sci 1 #145
    • Teaching Assistant:  Harsh Bhakta
    • Office hours: Monday 11:00am-12:30pm in the Jack Baskin Lounge
    • Email: habhakta@ucsc.edu
  • Section 01C - Monday 6:40-7:45pm, Soc Sci 1 #145
    • Teaching Assistant: Nidhi Shah
    • Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:30pm at Jack's Lounge in Baskin Engineering
    • Email: nipashah@ucsc.edu
  • Section 01D - Wednesday 6:40-7:45pm, Soc Sci 1 #145
    • Teaching Assistant: Kevin Bowden
    • Office Hours: Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm in E2-387
    • Email: kkbowden@ucsc.edu
  • Section 01E - Tuesday 8:30-9:35am, Steven Acad 151
    • Teaching Assistant David Kooi
    • Office hours: Thursday 1:30-3:00pm in hallway nook next to E2-234
    • Email: dkooi@ucsc.edu
  • Section 01F - Monday 12:00-1:05pm, Steven Acad 151
    • Teaching Assistant: Tiffany Thang
    • Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm in E2-309
    • Email: tthang@ucsc.edu
  • Class meetings
    • Location: J Baskin Engineering #152
    • Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:40am-1:15pm
  • Assignments:



Rough Draft Due

Final Due

1. Resume and Cover Letter

In section, week of Sept 30-Oct 4

In section, Week of Oct 7-11

2. LaTeX Tutorial

In section, Week of Oct 14-18

In section, Week of Oct 21-25

3. Project Proposal (unrelated to the Grant Proposal)


In section, Week of Oct 21-25

4. Grant Proposal

In section, Week of Oct 28-Nov 1

In section, Week of Nov 4-8

5. Document Specification


In section,Week of Nov 11-15

6. Literature Review

In section,Week of Nov 11-15 In section,Week of Nov 18-22

7. Poster Project


November 21 and 26

8. Final Project

 In section,Week of Dec 2-6

Monday, Dec 9

9.Oral Presentations


Throughout Quarter

 Submitting papers:

  • All assignments must be submitted on paper.
  • Electronic submission will not be allowed except through special arrangements.
  • All papers must be peer edited before they are submitted.
    • Papers should be signed "Peer edited by [insert name]"
    • Any paper not peer edited will be returned ungraded.
  • Late papers are subject to a reduction in grade.
    • Grade reduction applies to rewrites, affecting the maximum possible grade for the assignment.
  • Portfolios: At the end of the quarter, you will hand in a portfolio of all your work for the quarter, including rough drafts and any rewrites.


Grades will be mostly (~80%) based on the total portfolio of work you turn in at the end of the class.  This consists of five major writing projects (including your final project).  Failure to turn in a major writing project will most likely result in a failing grade.  To a lesser degree (~20%) your grade will be based on your oral presentation, poster project, various minor writing assignments, and your participation in class discussions.

  • Collaboration is good, and plagiarism is bad. Read more about it here.

POSTERS: On November 21 and 26, meet in the Courtyard between Baskin Engineering and Engineering-2.

Poster Information:

  • You can get your poster printed for 33.00-83.00 (see below) at BELS if it meets the standard size of 48"x36"
    • The cost of your poster depends on how early you submit it.  Cost is 33.00 if submitted 5 business days before pickup and 83.00 for one-day turnaround, and a sliding scale in-between.   See the BELS page for details, and plan accordingly.
    • BELS has suggestions and requirements for making a good poster.  Go to their pages on poster printing and poster guidelines.
    • BELS also lists some excellent poster resources at Cornell and Swarthmore.