Oral Communication in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Prof. Robert van der Hilst giving a talk in China.

Prof. Robert van der Hilst talking about Plateau uplift at Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research. (Image courtesy of Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2010



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This course focuses on developing oral presentation skills through practice, self-evaluation, and in-class feedback. Topics include slide preparation, answering difficult questions, explaining technical details and presenting to a general audience.

Malcolm, Alison. 12.445 Oral Communication in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Fall 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-445-oral-communication-in-the-earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences-fall-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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