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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: How do teachers use org-mode
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:24:00 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <B929811E-3B72-4892-A44B-E6DC84BA3786@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <s4d39ywzx8.fsf@news.eternal-september.org>


On Feb 1, 2012, at 12:33 PM, Richard Riley wrote:

> Jambunathan K <kjambunathan@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> Have students turn in their assignments in Org mode format. 
>> 
>> From
>> http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~rwl/lib/attachments/teaching/100/paper-guidelines.pdf
>> 
>> See sec-2.3
>> 
>> ,----
>> | I’m going to try an experiment in this course. I would like you to
>> | submit your papers to me as plain text, not in a document format like MS
>> | Word (.doc, .docx), OpenDocument Text (.odt), RTF, or HTML. You are
>> | welcome to useWord, OpenOffice, or another document editor to write your
>> | papers, but please export your paper from these programs as plain text,
>> | formatted according to the guidelines below.1
>> |
>> | There are several reasons for this. One, I don’t want to require you to
>> | use any particular software to write your papers; you can edit plain
>> | text using a wide variety of programs on any platform. Two, I actually
>> | find the papers in the usual 12 point Times New Roman double-spaced
>> | format pretty difficult to read and work with. By submitting your papers
>> | in plain text, you’re making it easier for me to compile them into a
>> | format that prefer to work with, which means I’ll have more time to
>> | dedicate to giving you helpful feedback.
>> |
>> | In case you’re wondering: these guidelines are a subset of the
>> | formatting rules of Org mode for GNU Emacs (http://orgmode.org). I’m
>> | going to use Org mode to compile your papers using the LATEX
>> | typesetting system. If you want, you can use any formatting compatible
>> | with Org mode, but you’re not required to learn it.
>> `----
>> 
> 
> 
> Wow. That's a pretty cool "stamp of approval" !
> 

I am sitting here with a rather huge grin on my face.  I wonder how the students reacted....


- Carsten

  reply	other threads:[~2012-02-01 12:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-02-01  4:10 Venkatesh Choppella
2012-02-01  8:04 ` Alan Schmitt
2012-02-01  8:57 ` Brian van den Broek
2012-02-01  9:44 ` Jambunathan K
2012-02-01 11:33   ` Richard Riley
2012-02-01 12:24     ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2012-02-01 10:35 ` BernardH
2012-02-01 17:40   ` John Hendy
2012-02-01 20:42 ` Alan E. Davis
2012-02-02 17:17 ` Scott Randby
2012-02-02 17:54   ` brian powell
2012-02-03  1:02     ` Sankalp
2012-02-03  4:37       ` Jambunathan K

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