What is LaTeX?
TeX, LaTeX, SliTeX, etc. are a family of programs for text formatting and typesetting. LaTeX (pronounced "lah-tek") is the most commonly used. By adding a few simple commands to ordinary text, you can change fonts and sizes. LaTeX will also more advanced functions as arrays, boxes, and tables.
For an introduction on how to use LaTeX, there is a handout in the bins in the CETS Office, Levine 164.