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MIT Writing and Communication Center

WCC offers its programs to the wide community of MIT undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff, which include:

Upcoming Events

Writing Together Online: Summer Marathon

Want to continue your writing habit and make progress on your projects this summer? Good news! The WCC will host Writing Together Online every weekday June 5–30 and July 10–August 4.

The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) — which works with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff from all MIT departments and disciplines — offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication experts. All of these experts are MIT lecturers with advanced degrees. All are experienced college classroom teachers of communication. All are published scholars and writers.

What does the WCC help you do?

  • The WCC helps you strategize about all types of academic and professional writing as well as about all aspects of oral presentations (including practicing classroom presentations & conference talks as well as designing slides).
  • It helps you think your way more deeply into your topic and helps you see new implications in your data, research, and ideas.
  • And it helps with all English as Second Language issues, from writing and grammar to pronunciation and conversation practice.

We’ll help you succeed with:

  • Writing for any MIT class
  • Grant and fellowship proposals
  • Journal articles
  • Thesis or dissertation proposals
  • Theses or dissertation chapters
  • CVs/resumes, cover letters
  • Research or personal statements
  • Teaching or diversity statements
  • Scientific and technical reports
  • English Language Learning topics
  • Creative writing and poetry
  • Start-up materials and elevator pitches
  • Classroom presentations
  • Conference and job talks
  • Interview practice
  • Dissertation defense
  • Slide and poster design
  • Pronunciation and conversation practice
  • Procrastination and perfectionism
  • Shyness/stage fright
  • Imposter stress and writer’s blocks
  • Other communications challenges