Communication Skills for Academics OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Class by MIT on Academic Communication

Published Jan 27, 2009

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MIT's free OpenCourseWare class 'Communication Skills for Academics' is designed to help academics most effectively convey their views. This course is designed for those seeking a Ph.D. to enter an educational career.

Communication Skills for Academics: Course Specifics

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Communication Skills for Academics: Course Description

The Sloan School of Management at MIT in Cambridge, MA, offers this OpenCourseWare class to teach academics to reach a variety of different audiences, including colleagues, students, funding panels and agencies, publishers and editors and the public. Course materials teach students how to give effective oral presentations and peer review manuscripts. Course assignments the opportunity to practice oral and written communication. Study materials include a checklist useful both throughout the course and afterwards. Readings include instructions for academic writing and speaking, guides to succeeding in an academic field, suggestions for teaching and an explanation of the peer-review process. Communications professor Dr. Joanne Yates teaches this course. This OpenCourseWare requires access to reading materials and an Internet connection.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, a required readings list, lecture notes, assignment instructions, study materials and a complete course download. Those interested in this free course should visit the communication for academics course page.

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