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Writing Skills: Academic English

Primary Target Group: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers
Date: Tuesday, November 17, and Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 9 - 11 am & 1 -3 pm (both days) | Online
Teacher: Ms. Amanda Habbershaw

Language: English (recommended level: B2 or higher)

Course description:

Careers are judged on your ability to write high-quality scientific manuscripts. The English you learned at school is not sufficient for this – you need to master scientific English and the writing conventions for scientific texts. A key challenge is expressing complex ideas in a clear, precise and readable text which sounds like it has been written by a native speaker.

In this two-day workshop, you will improve your ability to organize your ideas and to express them clearly and concisely, without sacrificing scientific accuracy. In addition, you will learn how to refine your texts to produce precise and readable scientific manuscripts.

All participants will be given individual feedback and will therefore leave the workshop with a better awareness of their strengths and weaknesses.   


  • Planning and organizing an academic text in English
  • Relevance of introduction and conclusion
  • Paragraph structure
  • General academic vocabulary
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Style: How to write clearly and concisely
  • Practical writing exercises