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English Academic Writing

WWB Area | Learning field

Research Management | Basics 

Starting point

Conducting scientific research and writing about it are two strands of the same job, and while the research can usually be done in your native language, the writing often can’t. English has become the scientific language of the 21st century. Non-native speakers are not only challenged by grammar, vocabulary and punctuation; to get their results published, they also have to satisfy the peer-reviewers’ and readers’ expectations.

Aim

Participants will learn what is required in an English language academic text. They will be enabled to move a step forward in producing well-written research and getting it published. After the course, they will be more confident in their ability to write readable scientific English, know how to avoid common mistakes and what support is available and have a more detailed understanding of the writing and publishing process.

    Content

    • Writing process
    • Finding a message and including a narrative
    • Style and structure of titles, abstracts, papers, paragraphs and sentences
    • Classic mistakes in academic writing
    • English punctuation
    • Academic vocabulary
    • Supportive internet tools
    • Journal analysis and what reviewers are looking for
    • Tools and ideas for improving texts

    Please note: Although any questions brought up during the workshop will be answered, the course does not cover basic English grammar in detail.

    Methods

    Group work, work in pairs, individual writing and coaching, practical exercises.

    Max. number of participants: 15. Course language: English (B2 level minimum).

    Notes

    The course is targeted at those who want to improve their English academic writing. It will be of benefit to all PhD students, most particularly to those currently working on a text for publication.

    Course information
    Course number
    FM I-4
    Date
    Mon and Tue, 9:00am-5:00pm
    09.12.2019 and 10.12.2019,
    09.03.2020 and 10.03.2020
    Scope
    2 days, 20 units à 45 min
    Location
    ZEWK, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, R: FH 1004
    Instructor
    Anne Wegner/ Lesley-Anne Weiling
    Course language
    Englisch
    Fees
    For employees and assistant lectures and registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin, the course is free of charge. For non-employees, please contact  for information on fees.
    Requirements
    Participants have a knowledge of English at B2 level minimum. They are expected to contribute to the discussion and to bring to the workshop a draft of an English text about their research.
    Completion
    Assuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
    Certificate
    Applicable for certificate Research Management.

    For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact .

    In case of any organizational questions please contact .

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    Dr. Anja Lietzmann
    +49 30 / 314 - 212 96
    FH Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
    Raum FH 1013