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===Books===
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Note: many of the resources can fit in other categories. For example, the principles of storytelling apply to both writing and presentations.
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===Writing===
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/on-writing-a-memoir-of-the-craft-id-9781439156810.aspx On Writing] by Stephen King
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*[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/the-elements-of-style-id-9780205309023.aspx The Elements of Style] by William Strunk and E.B. White
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===Oral presentation===
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/slide-ology-the-art-and-science-of-creating-great-presentations-id-9780596522346.aspx Slide:ology] by Nancy Duarte
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/slide-ology-the-art-and-science-of-creating-great-presentations-id-9780596522346.aspx Slide:ology] by Nancy Duarte
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*[http://www.ted.com/ TED]: excellent examples of different presentation styles
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===Visualization & Design===
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/presentation-zen-design-simple-design-principles-and-techniques-to-enhance-your-presentations-id-9780321668790.aspx Presentation Zen Design] by Garr Reynolds
*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/presentation-zen-design-simple-design-principles-and-techniques-to-enhance-your-presentations-id-9780321668790.aspx Presentation Zen Design] by Garr Reynolds
*[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
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*[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.betterworldbooks.com/on-writing-a-memoir-of-the-craft-id-9781439156810.aspx On Writing] by Stephen King
 
*[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/a-whole-new-mind-why-right-brainers-will-rule-the-future-id-9781594481710.aspx A Whole New Mind] by Daniel Pink
 
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===General inspiration===
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*[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]
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*[http://www.ted.com/ TED]
 

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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, and Executive Director of the Cell Decision Process Center, an NIH Center of Excellence in Systems Biology.

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. I currently teach primarily in the Biology department, and my scholarly research focuses on how students develop scientific communication skills through discussion leading.

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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