Scientific Writing for post-doctoral researchers

Contact

Name

Dagmar Grübler

Contact for Content-Related Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99120

E-Mail

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Roya Katharina Fritsche

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99119

E-Mail

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Key Info

Basic Information

Type:
Workshop
Topic:
Foreign Languages
Language:
english
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Fields of Action:
Promote Capacity for Innovation and Research
Institution:
Career Development
Participation Fee:
Free

Description

Writing has become an integral part of most researchers' lives. In fact, being able to write well—or at least well enough to get published—is often the basis for successfully pursuing a professional scientific career. In most fields, writing in English is essential for gaining international recognition of one's research. While writing in general and writing in English in particular are important parts of academic life, many researchers are unsure about what is considered "good writing," what makes a paper written in English successful, or how the writing and publication process can best be managed.

Objective

Course Aims

  • understanding the nature of professional scientific writing

  • meeting the stylistic expectations of English-speaking readers

  • writing clear and concise sentences

  • choosing proper sentence structures

  • avoiding common grammatical errors

  • using nouns to express scientific meaning precisely

  • managing often-confused words

  • connecting sentences and linking ideas to make a text flow easily

  • writing well focused paragraphscrafting powerful abstracts and creating effective titles

Content

Learning Aims

This workshop aims at helping you gain a deeper understanding of how you can communicate your research most effectively. We will both analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a broad range of writing samples and discuss and practice important strategies for writing English sentences, paragraphs, and texts that meet the expectations of readers, reviewers, and editors alike. By the end of the workshop, you will be aware of the fundamental criteria for good scientific writing in English and, therefore, be able to prepare your own texts more easily for publication.

Target Audience

postdocs, academic staff, juniorprofessors

Further Information on Target Audience

The course is mainly intended for post-doctoral researchers or Ph.D. holders who have already published and are interested in improving their academic English writing skills. Please note that the workshop will be taught entirely in English.

Appointments

Number:2019-LEA-146
Date:

24.09.2019: GRS 101 (Gernan Research School, Schinkelstr. 2a)

25.09.2019: SuperC 5.31/5.32 (SuperC, Templergraben 57)

01.10.2019: GRS 101 (Gernan Research School, Schinkelstr. 2a)

Course Coordinator:Leyla Haferkamp
Participants:8 up to 15
Cooperation:In cooperation with the language center.
Registration:
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