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==Leslie Ann Roldan==
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==Contact information==
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Writing instructor for [http://openwetware.org/wiki/20.109%28S12%29 20.109]. Lecturer in the [http://writing.mit.edu/wac Writing Across the Curriculum] program at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT].
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Office hours by appointment.
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*Email: lroldan@mit.edu
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*Office: 12-113
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*Office hours: By appointment
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Writing instructor for [http://openwetware.org/wiki/20.109%28S12%29 20.109]. Lecturer II in the [http://writing.mit.edu/wac Writing Across the Curriculum] program at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT].
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Contact information:
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==Background and Education==
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Email: lroldan@mit.edu
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* 2001, PhD (Biology), MIT
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* 1992, BA (English), Stanford
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Office: 12-113
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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 [http://www.cdpcenter.org/ Cell Decision Process Center], an [http://www.systemscenters.org/ 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.
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==Presentations==
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==Lectures/Workshops==
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==Other resources==
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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]]
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==Resources==
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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===
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*[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===
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*[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
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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
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*[http://www.betterworldbooks.com/understanding-comics-the-invisible-art-id-9780060976255.aspx Understanding Comics] by Scott McCloud
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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
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*[http://www.brainpickings.org/ Brain Pickings]

Revision as of 20:22, 18 February 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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