The Online Writing and Communication Center offers resources for writers, speakers, and teachers.
- Resources for Writers – This section includes advice on understanding an assignment, the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing), introduction strategies, conclusion strategies, organizational strategy (forecasting) , analyzing your own style, grammar, • An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on Plagiarism in NSF grant proposals (https://www.chronicle.com/article/Plagiarism-in-Grant-Proposals/136161) , and avoiding plagiarism. You may also get information about ESL sites.
- Resources for Speakers – This section includes advice on writing a speech, methods of delivery, elements of an effective oral presentation, and the use of visuals.
- Resources for Teachers – This section includes services the Center can offer for individual courses, strategies for creating effective writing and speaking assignments, methods for adding a writing or speaking component to your course, suggestions about writing effective letters of recommendation, techniques for dealing with ESL (English as a Second Language) issues, how to detect plagiarism, how to prevent plagiairism, and several online sites that provide additional types of advice.
- Mayfield Handbook Index (MIT only)
- International Writing Centers Association’s Resources for Writers
- How to Write and Publish an Academic Research Paper from Journal Prep.com
- The MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab