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Writing and Humanistic Studies

21W.794
Graduate Technical Writing Workshop
David Custer
Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq:
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.
Pre-registration on WEBSIS is not possible! Attend first class. 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

Section I
David Custer
This section is for students in these departments: Aeronautics and Astronautics, BED and CSBI, Media Arts, Operations Research.
Thu Jan 6, Mon Jan 10, Thu Jan 13, 09am-12:00pm, 2-147

Section 2
David Custer
This session is for students in these departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering.
Thu Jan 6, Mon Jan 10, Thu Jan 13, 01-04:00pm, 2-147

Section 3
David Custer
This section is for students in these departments: Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering.
Fri Jan 7, Tue Jan 11, Fri Jan 14, 09am-12:00pm, 2-147

Section 4
David Custer
Thsi section is for students in these departments: Nuclear Engineering, TPP/ESD, TPP/MLog.
Fri Jan 7, Tue Jan 11, Fri Jan 14, 01-04:00pm, 2-147

21W.798
Special Topics in Writing
Letter Writing
William Corbett
Mon Jan 10 thru Fri Jan 14, 01-03:30pm, 14N-325

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 15 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
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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