Registration: Wr_05: ONLINE Optimizing writing strategies for publishing research in English (good to advanced English skills) - all

Online Workshop via ZOOM

Time: 09.00 - 17.00 hrs with flexible time schedules and breaks
Trainer: Prof. Dr. Monique Dorang
Language: English
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 1 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB-RS Certificate


This three-day online literacy course addresses doctoral researchers from the fields of Natural Sciences and Engineering, who are interested in writing an Introduction section while rationalizing their drafting and revising skills and deepening their understanding of journal requirements with regard to text genre.


Course description

Participants will be invited to adopt the Writing Process Approach in drafting and revising a 500-word Introduction section to be submitted ahead of the course and they will receive individual trainer feedback on these writing samples during the course. The Introduction section is generally considered a challenge because, here, the author is expected to communicate the background, purpose and relevance of research not only to specialists but also to related fields.


Course participants will equally be asked to select and submit a published research article authored by a leading scientist in their field. During the course, they will refer to this model research article when exploring the structural elements of style that make up text genre. Participants will additionally take part in a writing experiment that will enable them to practice the distinct phases of ‘writing to explore’ versus ‘writing to communicate’, as well as revising, and giving and receiving peer feedback. Finally, they will be encouraged to put newly gained skills to practice by finalizing and revising a second writing sample, for which they will again receive trainer feedback with regard to language correctness and style.


Course activities will include

  • Drafting and revising a 500-word Introduction for trainer feedback
  • Selecting and submitting a published research article authored by a leading scientist
  • Analysing the scientific argument in model research articles
  • Developing content in submitted Introduction
  • Understanding text genre
  • Exploring the organization of content in self-selected journal articles
  • Exploring the use of structural elements of style
  • Practicing the Writing Process Approach (writing experiment)
  • Giving and receiving peer feedback
  • Evaluating course achievements and setting future goals
  • Finalizing and revising a second writing sample for trainer feedback

Online course design

In a blended learning environment, this course combines remote Zoom conference meetings, which include forum debates or small group discussions, and guided individual work. Participation in the video conference meetings via audio and video is therefore required in order to validate attendance.


English language skills

A prerequisite to benefit from this course is that participants should have achieved the English level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and be progressing towards level C1.



Professor Monique Dorang, PhD, is a trainer and consultant for academic writing and publishing. She conducts courses for graduates and postdocs in collaboration with graduate schools and research centres and offers editing and counselling for individual authors.


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Date: 23.–25.06.2021

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