Want some high-level, quick feedback on your writing or presentation?

Try “Comm Lab – Quick Takes

We won't look askance.

Let’s take a look at your document.

“Quick Takes” is a chance for you to see if the Comm Lab might be helpful to you, without taking the extra step of making an appointment. How it works is you share a document you’re working on (a presentation, a paper, an abstract — any technical communication piece) and we’ll give you some brief feedback. Note that this is not an editing service. The Comm Lab is a peer-coaching resource provided for you to use for free by the department. We’re here to help out in rich and innovative ways.

What kind of feedback can you expect?
Here’s an example:

Thanks for seeking out coaching! I looked over your document briefly, and here’s what I see we could work on: 

  • Taking more time to explain your logic: I was confused by your claim on page two. I didn’t know if your theorem also holds for directed graphs, or only undirected ones.
  • Starting out your paragraphs with clear takeaways (topic sentences). Example: paragraph three.
  • Emphasizing how your work stands out from what’s been done in the past.

Let me know if you’d like to discuss this further in an appointment (http://mitcommlab.mit.edu/eecs/make-an-appointment/). It would be a pleasure to continue the conversation.

Interested? Here’s where you can submit your document for our “quick take”: https://form.jotform.com/90305682723153

We’ll get back to you within 2 business days.

Best,
EECS Communication Lab