Academic Writing Skills – Getting your message across in written academic English

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

© Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Anne Wegner M.Sc. (TESOL)

You may consider that your research is the most important part of your studies. But what’s the point in the research if you don’t tell others about it? And most of this “telling” is, for better or for worse (to quote Shakespeare), now done in English. In this workshop series, we will be looking at how to improve your written academic English.

This includes how to fulfil readers’ expectations and improve the readability of your text. There will be a total of three workshops:

• an introduction to writing academically in English,

• how to improve your written academic English and

• writing for academic conferences.

Together we will explore classic mistakes made in academic written English; structure and style of papers, paragraphs and sentences; English punctuation; how to re-write sentences to improve readability; academic vocabulary and the specific needs connected to academic conferences (conference abstracts, presentations and posters).

The workshop is participatory i.e. don’t come expecting to sit back and just listen. I am as interested in hearing what you have to say on the topic as you might be on hearing what I have to say.

Workshop I: Academic Writing Skills – Introduction to academic writing in English

Workshop II: Academic Writing Skills – Improving academic writing

Workshop III: Academic Writing Skills – Writing for Conferences

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Date, Time: 27/10/2014, 16:00 h – 19:00 h

& 10/11/2014, 16:00 – 19:00 h
& 24/11/2014, 16:00 – 19:00 h

Location: Room S22, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Universitätsstraße 37 , Cologne

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