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November 9, 2022

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This course includes:

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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.

Course Curriculum

    • Genre, Rhetorical Situations, Abstracts, and Stasis Theory Unlimited
    • Reasoning with Sources: Evaluating, Managing, Integrating, and Citing the Work of Others Unlimited
    • Source Synthesis: Revealing Patterns and Trends Unlimited
    • Generating Texts: How Understanding Genre and Generic Language Patterns Helps Us Compose Unlimited
    • Revision Unlimited

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