All reports are to be prepared in the two-column IEEE transactions format using the LaTeX document preparation system.

There are many LaTeX systems that you can run locally on your laptop or desktop computer; TeXmaker for Windows and MacTeX for macOS are two of the more popular installs.

A very popular, and highly recommended, online alternative to a locally-installed LaTeX system is Overleaf. The free version of Overleaf is very capable and sufficiently powerful to create the types of papers and presentations that you need to create for your classes.

A sample document illustrating the basics of the LaTeX processing system to produce a two-column IEEE transactions-formatted document using Overleaf can be found here.

Examples of well-written papers ...

A Guide to Your Writing

One of the founding faculty members of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and long-time faculty member of our preceding identity as the Imaging and Photographic Science Department in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Dr. Ronald "Doc" Francis, prepared a document titled Preparation of Technical Reports which provides a summary of what is expected in a well-prepared technical writings. While this document was prepared many years ago, most if not all of its statements and suggestions are still relevant today and should serve as a guide to your current and future scientific document preparations.

 Dr. Ronald "Doc" Francis (left us way too soon on 13 October 1986)
 Recipient of the RIT 1984-1985 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching
 "Teachers aren't born, they are made. You become an effective teacher by the long, challenging, and at times painful process of teaching."