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Writing and Humanistic Studies

Graduate Technical Writing Workshop
David Custer
Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners welcome at individual sessions (series)
Level: G 2 units Standard A - F Grading   

Draft a thesis proposal, thesis chapter, journal article, progress report, or specification, and review basics of engineering writing. Sessions cover the processes of organizing and drafting professional papers, improving writing style, and revising documents. Students determine own projects; each project increment receives instructor's editorial suggestions.

Please note that each of these sections meets for 3 DAYS spaced across two weeks -- please see revised schedule for each section. You must attend all three meetings of the same section. NO LISTENERS are permitted at individual sessions.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/21w794/www/794syllabus.html
Contact: Nick Altenbernd, 14E-303, x3-7894, altenb@mit.edu

Session 1. Departments: Aero-Astro Engineering; Operations Research
David Custer
Thu Jan 8, Mon Jan 12, Thu Jan 15, 09am-12:00pm, 2-135

Session 2. Departments: Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering
David Custer
Thu Jan 8, Mon Jan 12, Thu Jan 15, 01-04:00pm, 2-135

Session 3. Departments: Mechanical Engineering; Media Arts and Sciences; Ocean Engineering
David Custer
Fri Jan 9, Tue Jan 13, Fri Jan 16, 09am-12:00pm, 2-135

Session 4. Departments: Nuclear Engineering; TPP, ESD, MLog
David Custer
Fri Jan 9, Tue Jan 13, Fri Jan 16, 01-04:00pm, 2-135

Special Topics in Writing
Letter Writing
William Corbett
Mon Jan 5 thru Fri Jan 9, 01-03:30pm, 14N-325

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 15 participants.
No listeners
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

The letter is perhaps our most ubiquitous yet least studied form of writing. Letters can be intimate or business-like, treasured or tossed out, paper-based or digital. Letters permit us to write in a range of voices and styles, and can give us a privileged insight into another person's view of life. We will read and discuss some published letters by several well known authors, and we will practice this supple art form by writing letters of different kinds.
Contact: Nick Altenbernd, 14E-303, x3-7894, altenb@mit.edu

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