Venue: will be announced
Time: 10.00 - ca. 17.30 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Jana Kaiser
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 1 CP within the structured research training programme of the Research School
Excellent scientists need excellent data, but they also need to be able to effectively communicate the results and significance of their research to their peers in the community. Writing good papers is hard work, even for many experienced researchers. Being aware of the criteria which papers must meet and using the writing process efficiently can make the task easier.
In this workshop, you will learn about the structural and language norms for papers published in English. You will also be introduced to a variety of writing tools that will help you to effectively draft your own texts, pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses, and revise them effectively.
The topics will include:
• finding a focus by identifying an appropriate research question
• examining structural relationships within and between sections of a paper
• managing your writing process professionally
• giving, receiving, and using feedback effectively
• understanding the drafting and revision processes
• creating precise, accurate, and correct sentences
• recognizing stylistically adequate and inadequate language.
In order to put this knowledge to practical use, you will write a text (abstract for a letter to one of the important journals) during the workshop and receive feedback on its structure and style.
After completion of the workshop program, you will be encouraged to take advantage of the support offered by the Research School to form or join a peer writing group, where you can continue to work on your writing projects.
Trainer: Jana Kaiser, BSc (Hons); Trainer for Academic Writing