An Overleaf Case Study: Smoother, Higher Quality Assignment Writing at Hartwick College
Physics teaching professor Kevin Schultz uses Overleaf to manage the writing and reviewing process around his students’ assignments and lab reports.
Kevin Schultz, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Physics, Hartwick College. His interests include atomic physics, ultrafast lasers, semi-classical physics quantum chaos and microcontrollers. He uses Overleaf to manage the scientific writing and review of his classes’ lab projects and assignments, and for the writing and publication of his research papers.
“It looked intriguing, so I e-mailed founder John Hammersley, and decided to try it out for my class. Overleaf merges the worlds of cloud document management and LaTeX. This got me really excited.”
Kevin and his class of 10 students use Overleaf. From a teaching standpoint, when Kevin teaches his lab course, he requires his students to write their lab reports in LaTeX. The students are also using Overleaf for other lab projects beyond their Physics class. Every lab report is done through Overleaf. In each semester, over 80 assignments are submitted by the students through Overleaf. Kevin is also working through Overleaf to help the students improve their writing.
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