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Scientific Writing

WWB Area | Learning field
Work and management techniques | Writing

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
This course consists of six, 90-minute interactive, online teaching sessions covering the key aspects needed to write a good academic paper, plus an additional 30 minute ques6on and answer session. These sessions will be held in small groups of up to 9 participants.

Methods
6 x online teaching sessions that take place over two days from 9:00am until 3:00pm. There will be group work using the break out function, instructor led sessions as well as an opportunity to ask questions. A detailed handout and workbook is also provided.
Max. number of participants: 9.

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.

The content and methods of this course are similar to those of Scientific and Academic Writing. We therefore recommend to attend only one of the two courses in this semester.

Course information

DateWed, 01.12.2021, 9:00am-3:00pm
Thu, 02.12.2021, 9:00am-3:00pm
Scope12 hours, 16 working units à 45 min
FormatOnline course. Participants receive login data by email prior the course
ToolsVideoconference. Participants who want to prepare prior the course are invited to visit our Praxisblog and our Wiki.
InstructorsLesley-Anne Weiling
Course languageEnglish
FeesFor employees and assistant lectures and registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin, the course is free of charge. For non-employees, please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de for information on fees.
RequirementsParticipants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
Participants please keep a laptop/ PC with video and audio function or a webcam and headset ready.

Please bring to this course a draft of an English text about your research.
CompletionAssuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
CertificateApplicable for certificate Science Communication as well as certificate Research Management.

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

In case of any organizational questions please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de.

Registration

Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.
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