Thomas Akbari, MA

Lecturer in English, Northeastern University

Tom Akbari is a lecturer in English at Northeastern University. He has previously taught in the Writing Program at Harvard College and in the English Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He specializes in American literature and its relationship with science. In 2014, he won the James E. Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing Award from the Harvard Extension School.

Education

  • MA Georgetown University

Contact

akbari@fas.harvard.edu

Courses with Thomas Akbari

Fall term 2017

Business Rhetoric

This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports.

Writing in the Sciences

This course provides instruction in writing for students considering careers or advanced study in the natural, computational, or applied sciences. Through critical reading of key examples of the genres of scientific literature, students study how scientific texts address an audience, make claims, invoke prior claims, deploy keyterms, and engage quantitative and visual evidence.

Spring Term 2018

Business Rhetoric

This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including e-mail messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports.

Writing in the Sciences

This course provides instruction in writing for students considering careers or advanced study in the natural, computational, or applied sciences. Through critical reading of key examples of the genres of scientific literature, students study how scientific texts address an audience, make claims, invoke prior claims, deploy keyterms, and engage quantitative and visual evidence.