My name is Andrés and I am a Freshman at Clarkson University. This semester, I have given a few LaTeX workshops with Peter Vaillancourt covering both the basics of LaTeX and some more advanced topics. Things we covered in our workshops include:

- Installing TexLive and a LaTeX editor
- We focused on two editors in particular: Texmaker and Kile
- Document Classes
- The Preamble
- importing packages
- the geometry package (for adjusting margins)
- orginary headers vs. fancy headers (using fancyhdr package)
- Adding Comments
- Math
- inline math
- math equations (with and without numbering)
- multi-line math (i.e. for showing the steps to solve an equation)
- using Greek letters
- using special functions (like ln, sin, cos, etc) and defining new ones (like arcsec)
- fractions, matrices, subscripts, superscripts, vectors
- ...
- Bullets and Numbering
- Tables
- traditional tables and textbook-style tables (using the booktabs package)
- multi-column and multi-row cells
- pre-formatting columns (using the array package)
- tables that span multiple pages (using the longtable package)
- Figures
- captions
- including pictures in a LaTeX document (using the graphicx package)
- briefly covered how to draw diagrams, function plots, and scatter plots with tikz package
- Using references (to equations, tables, figures, etc.)

We also created a reference sheet that covers some of the basics, which you can download here. Here are some other useful resources for learning LaTex:

- The LaTeX Wikibook
- Learning LaTeX by Doing
- Detexify
- A brief introduction to tikz can be found here