15.289 Doctoral Seminar: Communication Skills for Academics


Class Info

Focuses on the communication skills needed for a career in academia. Topics include writing for academic journals, preparing and delivering conference papers and job talks, peer reviewing for journals and conferences, and teaching. Participants are expected to work on a written project and deliver an oral presentation based on their current research. Restricted to doctoral students who have completed their first year. Limited to 20; priority to Sloan students.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.289 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Yates and L. Breslow.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesdays in E62-350.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 15.289 was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the 15.289 Class Site site or on the 15.289 Stellar site.

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