Scientific Writing (November 9th-10th, 2023)


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 face-to-face, with materials provided on site and 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

Language: English


  • Thursday, November 9th, 2023 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, November 10th, 2023 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: S1|03 Old Main University Building (Hochschulstr. 1), Room 212

Registration: Please fill in the Ingenium registration form (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet).

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