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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], and Executive Director of the [http://www.cdpcenter.org/ Cell Decision Process Center], an [http://www.systemscenters.org/ NIH Center of Excellence in Systems Biology].
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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].
==Background and Education==
==Background and Education==
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* 2001, PhD (Biology), MIT
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* 1992, BA (English), Stanford
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Leslie Ann Roldan, PhD, is a Lecturer II with Writing Across the Curriculum, and Executive Director of the Cell Decision Process Center, an NIH Center of Excellence in Systems Biology. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University, and a PhD in Biology from MIT, where she trained in biochemistry with Tania Baker. Prior to coming to MIT's WAC program in 2005, she was a scientific editor who commissioned and edited biology college-level text and articles for the web. She currently teaches primarily in the departments of Biology and Chemistry, and her scholarly research focuses on how students develop scientific communication skills through oral presentations and journal clubs.
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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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==Lectures/Workshops==
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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]]
==Resources==
==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 21:22, 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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