Scientific Writing (October 14th-15th, 2021) – Online Training

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Thursday and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop supports doctoral candidates who want to approach their writing in a professional manner and make it more efficient and successful. You will adopt a process perspective on writing in English in order to deepen your understanding of the necessary tasks in each stage of writing: from narrowing down the topic and drafting an outline to the final revisions. You will learn about different strategies employed by professional writers and, at the same time, get to know your own way of writing better. You will try new strategies, techniques and resources for each stage of writing on your ongoing writing projects.

Contents in brief:

  • A process approach to academic writing (e.g. the stages of writing)
  • Types of writers and their writing strategies
  • Organizing the writing process (e.g. literature management, self-motivation)
  • Useful techniques for structuring what you want to write about
  • Organizing and presenting information in a reader-friendly way
  • The benefits of writing flow and how to reach a writing flow
  • How to define areas for revision and correction
  • How to give and receive constructive text feedback
  • Standards in scientific writing in English
  • Resources for writing in English that are useful for self-study

Participants should bring parts of their thesis or other recent work to the workshop so that they may use the writing techniques presented on their own texts (e.g. outline of the thesis, drafts of chapters, drafts of papers, research proposal). They are expected to come with an open mind towards unfamiliar approaches to scientific writing, actively take part in group and individual exercises and share their own experiences.

Please note that this workshop is a writing workshop conducted in English, not an English language course.

Schedule: The workshop will take place via Zoom, with materials provided on Moodle. It will consist of input from the trainer, group tasks and discussions as well as individual work on the participants’ writing projects, supported by the trainer.

If you wish, you can arrange an individual writing consultation session for doctoral candidates with SchreibCenter independently from this workshop.

Target group: Doctoral candidates from all departments and fields of study

Trainer: Dr. Ute Henning | SchreibCenter at the Language Resource Center, TU Darmstadt

Date/time:

  • Thursday, October 14th, 2021 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, October 15th, 2021 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:

  • Online via Zoom Pro
  • You will receive the link to log in to the virtual room via email by your trainer.

Please fill in the Ingenium registration form and send it signed by your supervisor or adviser via E-Mail:

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Important information for registration

Please note that a registration via the registration form is obligatory for all Ingenium events.

Courses are free of charge for early career researchers of the TU Darmstadt.

Please consider the following information concerning the registration procedure:

  • Please register for each event with a separate registration form.
  • Once your registration form is submitted, your registration is binding.
  • At least two weeks before the event starts, you will receive information about the status of your registration.
  • Registrations are recognised in the order in which they have been submitted.
  • Events will only take place if the necessary number of participants is reached.
  • If you cannot participate in an event for which you have already registered, please contact us immediately to allow people on the waiting list to take your place.
  • In the case of unexcused absence, future registrations will be considered subordinately.
  • If an event is announced in German, it will be conducted in German. If an event is announced in English, it will be conducted in English.

The following applies only to trainings in the qualification programme:

  • The registration form must be signed by your supervisor or adviser.
  • You can register for up to five events per programme.
  • Please send your registration as a scanned pdf version by e-mail.

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