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==Lectures/Workshops==
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* [[Media:20.109wkshp1_FA13.pdf | 20.109 FA13 Illustrations]]
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* [[Media:20.109_Abstract_SP14.pdf | 20.109 SP14 Scientific Abstract]]
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==Resources==
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/on-writing-a-memoir-of-the-craft-id-9781439156810.aspx On Writing] by Stephen King
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/on-writing-a-memoir-of-the-craft-id-9781439156810.aspx On Writing] by Stephen King
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/story-substance-structure-style-and-the-principles-of-screenwriting-id-9780060391683.aspx Story] by Robert McKee
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/story-substance-structure-style-and-the-principles-of-screenwriting-id-9780060391683.aspx Story] by Robert McKee
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*[http://www.unc.edu/~haipeng/teaching/sci.pdf The Science of Scientific Writing] by George Gopen & Judith Swan
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/style-ten-lessons-in-clarity-and-grace-id-9780321288318.aspx Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace] by Joseph Williams
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/the-elements-of-style-id-9780205309023.aspx The Elements of Style] by William Strunk and E.B. White
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===Oral presentation===
===Oral presentation===

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Contact information

  • Email: lroldan@mit.edu
  • Office: 12-113
  • Office hours: By appointment

Writing instructor for 20.109. Lecturer II in the Writing Across the Curriculum program at MIT.

Background and Education

  • 2001, PhD (Biology), MIT
  • 1992, BA (English), Stanford

Prior to coming to MIT's WAC program in 2005, I was a scientific editor who commissioned and edited biology college-level text and articles for the web, and more recently Executive Director of the Cell Decision Process Center, an NIH Center of Excellence in Systems Biology. I currently teach primarily in the Biology department; my scholarly research focuses on how students develop scientific communication skills through discussion leading.

Lectures/Workshops

Resources

Note: many of the resources can fit in other categories. For example, the principles of storytelling apply to both writing and presentations.

Writing

Oral presentation

  • Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
  • TED: excellent examples of different presentation styles

Visualization & Design

General inspiration

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