MIT lecturer and author Dr. Leslie Ann Roldan will discuss the importance of writing in school and professional settings and offer strategies to plan and draft effective written communication. This discussion is geared towards families with middle and high school students, teachers, and everyone who would like to learn more or brush up on their writing strategies. Students are encouraged to join.
Leslie Ann Roldan, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches communication-intensive courses in the life sciences. She is also co-author of Writing in Biology: A Brief Guide, which describes strategies for composing key biology genres such as research articles and oral presentations. She holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT, where she trained in biochemistry with Tania Baker. In 2005, she joined MIT’s Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication (WRAP) program and primarily teaches undergraduates. She has also conducted workshops on scientific communication for postdoctoral associates at Harvard Medical School and researchers at pharmaceutical companies. Her current scholarly research focuses on developing pedagogical tools to help students write literature reviews and understand the logic of their disciplines.
Pre-registration is required. The event link will be sent to all registered participants via email on the day of the event. Please note that registration closes one hour prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you!