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Preparation Strategies for Science Writing: Strategizing Before the Draft -...

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TMEC 447

260 Longwood Ave.

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Seating is limited to 20 and registration is REQUIRED. Preference will be given to Quad-based postdocs.

Featured Speaker: Leslie Ann Roldan, PhD Lecturer II, MIT

Description: Scientists are not immune to writer’s block, and a variety of genres (e.g., research article, grant proposal, literature review) poses an additional challenge in developing a story. One way to facilitate the process is to analyze the choices made by the author(s) of a document, and considering how those choices apply to the situation (e.g., purpose and audience) of your own communication form. This interactive workshop will cover effective strategies for identifying and evaluating the rhetorical choices of others, and techniques for crafting your aim and narrative. Lunch will be provided.
Please email and bring a hard copy of 1-2 published samples of a genre you intend to produce.
Email the samples to lroldan@mit.edu by Friday, August 11

Speaker’s Background: Lecturer in MIT’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program since 2005, primarily teaching in the Biology Department (7.02, 7.18), Biological Engineering (20.109), and Chemistry (5.36). BA in English (Stanford); PhD in Biology (MIT).

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