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:
September 17 and 18:
Overview of Scientific Writing and Rhetoric
October 1 and 2:
Academic Integrity in Science and Engineering Communication
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.</span>
- 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.