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MIT’s Writing and Communication Center (WCC)

Love or Hate AI Chatbots? How Do They Impact the Way You Write and Communicate?

Please respond to the MIT’s Writing and Communication Center  anonymous IRB-approved 10-minute survey to help us understand the role ChatGPT and other generative AI chatbots play for MIT community members in their work on writing and communication projects. After completing the survey, you can enter a raffle for a chance to win one of forty $25 Amazon gift cards. 

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

Upcoming Events

Writing Together Online Summer Marathon 2024

Supercharge Your Writing This Summer and join the WCC team for Writing Together Online. This program offers daily 90-minute writing sessions to keep you focused and productive during the summer months. You will become part of a community of scholars who connect online, set realistic goals, and write together in the spirit of accountability and camaraderie. The program is open to all MIT students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and affiliates who are working on papers, proposals, thesis/dissertation chapters, application materials, and other writing projects.

Challenge 1: Mon, June 3rd through Fri, June 28th
Break: July 1st through 5th
Challenge 2: Mon, July 8th through Fri, August 2nd

WCC consultations are closed for the summer. We will resume consultations or coaching sessions on Tuesday, September 3rd.

WCC offers free one-on-one help with oral and written work including presentations, fellowship applications, research papers, and theses. We provide consultations and coaching sessions at all stages of the oral and written communication process: from brainstorming to the final draft. We mentor through writer’s blocks including procrastination, perfectionism, demoralization, and imposter stress.

What can 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 a 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