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OLET1666: Writing with LaTeX

2024 unit information

LaTeX is a professional typesetting system that can be used to create documents ranging from simple letters and reports to publication ready theses and books. By doing this unit you will learn the skills for typesetting documents using LaTeX, including basic formatting, cross-referencing, references, and figures tables. After completing this unit you will be able to produce quality LaTeX documents, for use in assignments, papers and reports.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations

Code OLET1666
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 2
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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There is no assumed knowledge apart from basic computer skills. Familiarity with referencing conventions and basic programming would be advantageous but is not required

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the structure of a LaTeX document.
  • LO2. Write, construct and compile a LaTeX document.
  • LO3. Format a LaTeX document, including titles, sections, lists, table of contents and cross-referencing.
  • LO4. Construct and design complex document elements.
  • LO5. Create a visually attractive document that includes and utilises an array of LaTeX features.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive February 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive July 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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