Graduate Technical Writing Workshop

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January IAP 2019



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Course Description

This course is designed to improve the student's ability to communicate technical information. It covers the basics of working with sources, including summarizing and paraphrasing, synthesizing source materials, citing, quoting, and avoiding plagiarism. It also covers how to write an abstract and a literature review. In addition, we will cover communication concepts, tools, and strategies that can help you understand how engineering texts work, and how you can make your texts work more effectively.

This course is limited to MIT graduate engineering students based on results of the Graduate Writing Exam.

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Caroline Beimford, Andreas Karatsolis, Suzanne Lane, Leslie Roldan, and Jessie Stickgold-Sarah. 21W.794 Graduate Technical Writing Workshop. January IAP 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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