Writing 109ST
Writing for Science and Technology
 


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Week 1

T 4/4

  • buy course texts
  • read “Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity Genes” (Sinclair & Guarente); “Genetics and the Specificity of the Aging Process” (Hekimi & Guarente); “Mammalian SIRT1 Represses Forkhead Transcription Factors,” (Motta et. al.); and Selected Poems in the Writing 109ST Course Reader
  • decide on a journal (and perhaps an article) for the Rhetorical Analysis assignment, and bring a copy of the journal to class on Tuesday, 4/11


R 4/6

Class cancelled


Week 2

T 4/11

  • read “Scar” (Tan)
  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 1 (“Writing and Work”)


R 4/13

  • read “Nailed” (Denby)
  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 3 (“Your Audience and Aims”)

Week 3

T 4/18

  • read “The Simpsons” (Cantor)


R 4/20

  • read “The Appropriateness of Emotional Expression in Women and Men” (Kelly & Hutson-Comeaux)
  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 14 (“Journal Articles”)

Week 4

T 4/25

  • write a draft of your Rhetorical Analysis essay, and bring 2 copies of it to class on Thursday, 4/27


R 2/27

  • complete your Rhetorical Analysis essay

Week 5

T 5/2

Rhetorical Analysis due
Class meets in the Davidson Library, Room 1414C

  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 8 (“Searching the Literature”)
  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 11 (“Proposals”)
  • compile the bibliography for your Research Proposal


R 5/4

  • complete your Research Proposal

Week 6

T 5/9

Research Proposal Due

  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 18 (“ CVs, Résumés, and Job Correspondence”)


R 5/11

Class meets at the Counseling and Career Services Library

  • write a draft of your position description/analysis and a draft of your résumé; bring two copies of each to class on Tuesday, 5/16

Week 7

T 5/16

  • write a draft of your cover letter; bring 2 copies of it to class on Thursday, 5/18


R 5/18

  • complete your Job Application Package
  • read MIT Guide, Chapter 5 (“Revising for Organization and Style”)
  • continue work on your journal article

Week 8

T 5/23

Job Application Package due

  • continue work on your journal article


R 5/25

Class cancelled

  • read Sample Student Articles in Writing 109ST Course Reader

Week 9

T 5/30

  • write a draft of one section of your Journal Article, and bring 2 copies of it to class on Thursday. 6/1


R 6/1

  • write a complete draft of your Journal Article, and bring 2 copies of it to class on Tuesday, 6/6

Week 10

T 6/6

  • complete your Journal Article


R 6/8

Journal Article due