Papers for Math 8 should be marked up using HTML. If you are comfortable using HTML, feel free to be creative in it. If you are new to HTML, you can copy a template document and fill it in.
The best way to use the template document is to copy it (in HTML form) onto your hard disk, and then edit it using a text editor such as TeachText on the Mac or Notepad in Windows. You can also use BBedit from the Applications server or Micorsoft Word (if you save as text only). Some programs, like Word 6 on the PC and ClarisWorks on Mac and PC, can save files in HTML. Use whatever is most comfortable.
If you want to get some background on HTML, there is online documentation at Brown.
To get the HTML skeleton for your paper, follow this link to the template document. Then save it to your disk in HTML, and add your paper in from there. This template is under development, and will be more detailed and informative, soon.
To save to your disk in HTML follow the following steps:
You should name your file w
the number of the week. The name should be all lowercase, and it has to
have a .html extension on it. If you are on Windows, call it .htm on your
local disk, but you should rename it when you copy it to the server.
Every student in Math 8 has an appleshare folder on the web server. You can copy files into your folder by connecting to the server using the Chooser on a Macintosh, or you can use FTP if you are on a non-Mac computer, or not on the campus network.
You can use Appleshare if you are on a networked Mac, on the campus.
Note that your username is
firstname_lastname. Your password will be
given out in class. You can, and should change it.
You can use FTP if you are on any networked computer, including those with using a SLIP connection over the telephone. If you are on a Macintosh, you can use Fetch. On a Windows computer you can use RapidFiler or Internet Assistant. Because ftp can be done using a variety of different sofware, instructions will be general. There are Quickstart sheets at the CIT that explain how to use Fetch and RapidFiler.
firstname_lastname, and the password is the one you will be given in class.