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Writing instructor for 20.109.
Director of Training in Communication Instruction and Lecturer in the Writing Across the Curriculum program at MIT.
Email: nlerner AT mit DOT edu
Here are the slides (in PDF format) we showed in lab and class presentations:
Feb. 8/9: Overview of Scientific Writing and Rhetoric/Writing Research Articles
Conference schedule, Spring 2011
Monday, March 28th
- 9:00 AM, Huayu Ding
- 10:30 AM, Manuel Legrand
- 11:00 AM, Shireen Rudina
- 11:30 AM, Krithi Sundaram
- 12:00 PM, John Chen
- 12:30 PM, Paula Trepman
- 1:00 PM, Sabina Sood
- 2:00 PM, Stephanie Fung
Tuesday, March 29th
- 10:00 AM, Max Pruner
- 10:30 AM, Ryan Keating
- 1:00 PM, Anirudh Arun
- 2:00 PM, Alexa Schulte
- 3:00 PM, Jingxun Chen
- 3:30 PM, Lauren Berry
Wednesday, March 30th
- 10:30 AM, Jessica Liu
- 1:00 PM, Micca Hecht
Resources on Academic Integrity and Writing
- Academic Integrity at MIT
A rich site with examples and instruction on how to cite sources, paraphrase correctly, and avoid plagiarism.
- From MIT's Office of Advising
Practical tips on avoiding plagiarism and keeping sane @ MIT.
- The OWL at Purdue on Plagiarism
- Virginia Tech on Plagiarism
- Norton on Plagiarism
- Princeton on Plagiarism
- Council of Writing Program Administrators on Plagiarism
- Duke University Library on Plagiarism and Documentation
The following are helpful places to do further investigation into good writing.
- The Mayfield Handbook
A rich resource for any scientific writer.
- The MIT Writing and Communications Center
Located in 12-132, the Writing and Communications Center offers free one-to-one instruction on any aspect of writing.
- The Science of Scientific Writing
A very useful article that analyzes the structure and style of scientific writing.
- Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
A useful resource on scientific writing from Michael Alley, an engineering education professor at Penn State. Includes many examples and additional links.