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* [[Media:20.109_SP12_LARlecturenotes.pdf‎ | 20.109 SP12 Scientific Writing]]
 
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* [[Media:20.109_SP12_LARwkshp2.pdf‎ | 20.109 SP12 Building the Results]]
 
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* [[Media:20.109wkshp1_FA12.pdf | 20.109 FA12 Illustrations]]
 
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* [[Media:20.109wkshp2_FA12_total.pdf | 20.109 FA12 Scientific Writing]]
 
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* [[Media:20.109_SP13_Roldan.pdf | 20.109 SP13 Scientific Writing]]
 
* [[Media:20.109wkshp1_FA13.pdf | 20.109 FA13 Illustrations]]
* [[Media:20.109wkshp1_FA13.pdf | 20.109 FA13 Illustrations]]
* [[Media:20.109wkshp2_FA13.pdf | 20.109 FA13 Scientific Abstract]]
* [[Media:20.109wkshp2_FA13.pdf | 20.109 FA13 Scientific Abstract]]
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/visual-storytelling-inspiring-a-new-visual-language-id-9783899553758.aspx Visual Storytelling] by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Floyd Schulze
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/visual-storytelling-inspiring-a-new-visual-language-id-9783899553758.aspx Visual Storytelling] by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Floyd Schulze
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/understanding-comics-the-invisible-art-id-9780060976255.aspx Understanding Comics] by Scott McCloud
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/understanding-comics-the-invisible-art-id-9780060976255.aspx Understanding Comics] by Scott McCloud
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/visual-strategies-a-practical-guide-to-graphics-for-scientists-and-engineers-id-9780300176445.aspx Visual Strategies] by Felice Frankel and Angela DePace
===General inspiration===
===General inspiration===
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/a-whole-new-mind-why-right-brainers-will-rule-the-future-id-9781594481710.aspx A Whole New Mind] by Daniel Pink
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/a-whole-new-mind-why-right-brainers-will-rule-the-future-id-9781594481710.aspx A Whole New Mind] by Daniel Pink
*[http://www.brainpickings.org/ Brain Pickings]
*[http://www.brainpickings.org/ Brain Pickings]

Revision as of 11:31, 7 October 2013

Contents

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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