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MIT’s Writing and Communication Center (WCC)

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

Strengthen Your Writing

In this four-part workshop series, WCC Lecturer and Communication Specialist, Chris Featherman, PhD, will teach you skills and strategies that will help you develop, draft, revise, and refine your writing projects.  

WHEN: Sep 26, Oct 12, Nov 2, & Nov 14 , 4-5:30pm
E17-136, 40 Ames Street

Writing Together In-person Retreat

This program will empower you to make progress in your research and writing and work productively in the company of other scholars. In addition to the the “write” ambiance, we will provide lunch and drinks.

WHEN: Wed, Sep 27th, 12-2pm
WHERE: E25-119-121, 45 Carleton Street

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