#### Proposal Title

### Introduction to LaTeX

#### Start Date

16-3-2020 1:45 PM

#### End Date

16-3-2020 3:15 PM

#### Presenter Status

Academic Librarian

#### Keywords

Document preparation, LaTeX, scientific documents

#### Presentation Type

90 minutes (i.e. Workshop)

#### Description of Proposal

LaTeX is a document preparation system used in a wide variety of disciplines. Originally written for mathematics, LaTeX is now used throughout the sciences and in fields as diverse as linguistics, economics, and political science. With LaTeX, users can create professional-looking articles, lab reports, and presentations with complex mathematical expressions.

LaTeX is widely used, especially in the sciences, but the learning curve for LaTeX is steep and can be daunting to new users. While it may be necessary for future success in the student’s discipline, getting started with LaTeX can be a significant hurdle. For graduate students, a structured introduction provides a supportive way to begin using LaTeX for articles, dissertations, and other documents.

In this session, participants will take part in a graduate level workshop entitled “Introduction to LaTeX.” This workshop was developed in response to requests for LaTeX instruction and emphasizes basic concepts that can be applied in any LaTeX document.

*Handout*

#### Included in

Higher Education Commons, Library and Information Science Commons, Physical Sciences and Mathematics Commons

Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system used in a wide variety of disciplines. Originally written for mathematics, LaTeX is now used throughout the sciences and in fields as diverse as linguistics, economics, and political science. With LaTeX, users can create professional-looking articles, lab reports, and presentations with complex mathematical expressions.

LaTeX is widely used, especially in the sciences, but the learning curve for LaTeX is steep and can be daunting to new users. While it may be necessary for future success in the student’s discipline, getting started with LaTeX can be a significant hurdle. For graduate students, a structured introduction provides a supportive way to begin using LaTeX for articles, dissertations, and other documents.

In this session, participants will take part in a graduate level workshop entitled “Introduction to LaTeX.” This workshop was developed in response to requests for LaTeX instruction and emphasizes basic concepts that can be applied in any LaTeX document.

## What takeaways will attendees learn from your session?

This hands-on workshop will introduce basic concepts and provide a foundation for continued learning. In this class, students will: