Since its inception in 2008, Angles has provided students with an important space to communicate thoughts and ideas to a public audience beyond the walls of the classroom. Thank you for reading these selected works from MIT’s communication-intensive humanities writing courses.
All of the works published in Angles are written by students in the introductory writing subjects at MIT. Designated as CI-HW (Communications-Intensive Humanities Writing), these subjects cover a range of inquiries within three main categories: Writing and Rhetoric, Writing and Experience, and Science Writing and New Media. The diversity of genre and content evident in the students’ work reflects their determination to explore their own experience and the world at large through writing. All of the articles were written in response to specific writing assignments, which you can access within Angles. During the summer preceding publication, the authors get a chance to work one-on-one with an editor to refine the work first submitted in their CI-HW classes.
Lucy Marx and Rebecca Faery first conceived of a magazine dedicated to first-year writing at MIT and gathered the resources to make it happen. In the early years, the Basha family played a vital role in supporting the magazine. In 2010, the Bashas established a fund for Angles in honor of Umaer Basha. If you wish to add your support, go to https://giving.mit.edu/umaer-basha-fund-writing-and-humanistic-studies. In the intervening years, the Comparative Media Studies and Writing Program has adopted the magazine as its own and provided steady logistical and financial support. More recently, the Constantine B. Simonides Memorial Fund has provided additional support for Angles.
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