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6.UAT Oral Communication
Fall 2017

Lecture: 32-123, MW10am-11am (not every week - see calendar)
Recitation: 32-044, TR @ an hour scheduled through this website

Office Hours

Oct 30, 2017
Chalk Talk Paper Selection

Sign up for your chalk talk paper by adding your kerberos to the appropriate section on your TA's wiki page (certificates required). First come first served. If you do not claim a paper beforehand, you run the risk that someone else will also do the same and do the same paper (there is a penalty for that).

The list of papers and links to a PDF download are available here.

Oct 10, 2017
HS Conference Program
Here is the latest draft. We will always update this link with the latest draft as the draft becomes finalized.
Oct 2, 2017
L4-Related Links
  1. Edit wiki to claim an overdone topic for Intuition Talk by Fri 11:59pm Oct 6
  2. Submit your intuition talk by-statement through the Assignments tab by Mon 11:59pm Oct 9
  3. Submit your intuition talk title through the Assignments tab by Mon 11:59pm Oct 23
  4. Answer the survey for Negotiating the Job Offer guest lecture
Sept 26, 2017
Workshop Schedule, Signup & Descriptions
workshop information: some workshops are limited in size so require you to signup ahead of time
Sep 15, 2017
Link to Virtual L3 Lecture
Video for L3: best to watch before you craft slides for your Previous Project Talk. (expired)
September 16, 2017
Workshops Scheduled
The workshops have been scheduled. Sign ups will be released soon. Remember that you need to attend 4 out of the 6 workshop days, and on any given day you pick one from the available choices.
  • W1 Vocal Variation
  • 10/4 W2, 4 choices: gesturing, doing demos (by 2 different TAs), negotiation
  • 10/11 W3, 5 choices: cross cultural communication, doing demos (by 2 different TAs), teaching outside the classroom, email
  • 10/18 W4, 4 choices: negotiation, dealing with the media, email, teaching outside the classroom, email
  • 11/13 W5, 5 choices: negotiation (by 2 different TAs), dealing with the media, cross cultural communciation, talk to me
  • W6 improv
Sept 11, 2017
Lecture 2
Aug 29, 2017
Webserver Account and Recitation Selection
Please create an account on this website (takes ~20 minutes), and then (2) login to select a recitation. Attend the recitation that you signed up for and are officially in.

@Seniors - make sure you select a recitation before they fill up.

If you are in a recitation: if you drop 6.UAT, let Tony know; if you miss R1+R2 (and we don't hear from you), we'll assume you dropped.

Can't make any open recitation? Then (1)add your name to the clearinghouse and (2) temporarily attend any section that fits your schedule. If you are not officially in a section by Week 3, you may have to defer 6.UAT.

Welcome to 6.UAT, Fall 2017!

This website is being prepared for the new semester. This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students; for the former, this is best taken in the sophomore spring or junior year (prerequisites are some technical coursework and some technical project under your belt) so that you have time to apply what you've learned in your coursework. The course will (1) encourage you to think about effective oral technical communication, and (2) equip you with communication skills necessary to succeed in a professional technical academic/industry setting. The course provides opportunities to practice your skills and mechanisms for feedback to strengthen them.

I took 6.UAT in the fall of 2016, and I honestly wish I had taken it earlier. Some people I knew had scared me into thinking that it was a "tough" or "uninteresting" class because you don't learn anything "technical", and I regret listening to them because I ended up acquiring skills through 6.UAT that no other technical class at MIT could have taught me. - 6.UAT Alum, Class of 2017