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Teaching Reading and Writing in Technical Disciplines

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Andreas Karatsolis, Associate Director, WRAP

Jan/27 Tue 10:00AM-12:00PM E39-335

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required

While scientists typically communicate knowledge in the field through proposals, technical reports and journal articles, most undergraduate students spend their time in problem-set based classes which don’t include substantive engagement with readings in their field. In this workshop we will explore ways to engage students in reading and understanding published literature in their field, using that knowledge to design their own projects, and analyzing how the literature conveys meaning. Our overall goal is to help instructors develop and scaffold instructional activities and assignments so that their students can learn how to write effectively in these genres.

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Andreas Karatsolis, E39-371, 617-253-3375, wrap@mit.edu

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Date:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

MIT Building E39, Room 335
290 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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