Academic Writing: Effective Strategies for Publishing in English

Zielgruppe/ Target group:
International PhD-students of the GGG with good command of spoken English, other PhD-students if free places are available

Veranstaltungszeiten/ Schedule:
25.06. + 26.06. + 27.06.2014

Ort/ Place:
Tagungszentrum an der Historischen Sternwarte, Geismar Landstr. 11, Seminarraum 2

Teilnehmendenzahl/ Available seats: 16
Kurssprache/ Course language: English
DozentIn/Lecturer: Frank Lauterbach

Inhalte der Veranstaltung/ Seminar’s objectives:
Being able to write well is often the basis for successfully pursuing a professional academic career. Yet, while writing in English is an integral part 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.
This workshop addresses such questions to gain a deeper understanding of how you can communicate your research most effectively to your readers. The workshop consists of two main parts: in the first, more general part, 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. In the second, more practice-oriented part, we will take your own work in progress as a point of departure to analyze what works well and what doesn't work so well in writing a research paper. By the end of the workshop, you will be aware of the fundamental criteria for good academic writing in English and, therefore, be able to prepare your own texts more easily and reflectively for publication as well as overcome potential obstacles or anxieties during the writing process.

Credits: 2 Credits
Anforderungen/ Demands:
To be eligible, you need to mail the instructor (Frank Lauterbach:
(1) a draft of a paper you are working on (preferably an introduction or an abstract of a research paper) before the course (by June 15) and
(2) a written reflection of how the course in general and the discussion of your work in particular has helped you rethink your writing and, more specifically, improve your paper draft (by July 15).

Anmeldung/ Application:
Die Anmeldung beginnt am/ Application starts 17.02. - 14.04.
Anmeldung nur unter/ Application only via:

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Kurs erhalten Sie bei/ Contact for more information: Dr. Kristin Schröder, fon: +551 39-20449

This course is sponsered by the "Stipendien- und Betreuungsprogramm (Stibet)" of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.