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6.UAT Oral Communication
Fall 2018

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

Announcements
Sep 18, 2018
Workshop Descriptions
The workshops(W1-W5) are a chance for you to customize your path through 6.UAT by choosing topics that are of interest to you and/or are areas that you'd like to work on. You need only attend two but please use your slack days sparingly. (See FAQ for general workshop information.)

The first one takes place tomorrow, and to help you better choose which workshops to attend this term, descriptions for the workshops offered this term are available.

Sep 12, 2018
L2 Google Form
Sep 9, 2018
Week 2 Weekly Email

Upcoming Assignments
The first assignment, the video self introduction, is due tomorrow, Monday, by 11:59pm. Don't wait until the last minute to upload!

For Wednesday's lecture, please read the following:

  • Previous Project Talk assignment description ( https://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.UAT/assignments/PreviousProjectTalk.html )
  • The comic on Narrative ( https://gradx.mit.edu/narrativecomic/ )
  • The case study video on Narrative (second video here: https://gradx.mit.edu/case-studies/ )
  • Primer on By-Statements ( https://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.UAT/downloads/lectures/ByStatementHandoutF15.pdf )

Notes

  • If you haven't filled out the Google Form from the first lecture yet, be sure to do so. ( http://tinyurl.com/6UAT-L1 )
  • If you were absent from recitation 1, and also don't show up to recitation 2, and we didn't hear from you, you will lose you recitation spot on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday's recitations are back in Building 24, in your orginally assigned room

Office Hours
Office Hours this week will be tomorrow, Monday from 3pm-5pm (location 26-328)

Sep 5, 2018
Course Info Policy Acknowledgement (done during L1)
Acknowledge that you've read the course policies on the Course Info page.
August 31, 2018
Webserver Account and Recitation Selection
Please (1) 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.

Lecture 1 is Wed Sep 5 at 10am in 32-123. Before lecture, please read:

  1. Course Info page
  2. Comic on Audience
  3. FAQ (optional)

If you are in a recitation and drop 6.UAT, let Tony know. If you miss R1+R2 (and we don't hear from you), we'll assume you dropped and give your spot to someone else.

Can't make any open recitation or develop a recitation conflict? Then (1)add your name to the clearinghouse wiki 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 2018!

This website is being prepared for the new semester.

6.UAT is open to both undergraduate and graduate students; for the former, it 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