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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21W.783 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Science and Engineering Writing for Phase II 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Writing and Humanistic Studies 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Edward Barrett 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21W.783 Science and Engineering Writing for Phase II

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course includes an HTML writing guide, "It's not just salad dressing", located in the study materials section.

    Course Description

    21W.783 is a series of seminars focusing on common writing problems faced by professional engineers and scientists. Participants will tune up their writing skills and prepare a pair of technical documents under the guidance of the instructor. The writing assignments focus on a single topic of the student's choosing, preferably one for which the necessary research has been done, or is in the process of being done. In addition to the writing component, students will deliver an oral presentation based on the written work.


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