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Academic Writing (8 Sessions)

8 sessions from 13 September - 1 November 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesdays)


Learn the language skills of a professional academic researcher:

At a basic level, a Ph.D. is about developing the skills of a professional academic researcher. However, without a set syllabus to follow, how do you develop those skills? In this course, we will focus on the vitally important and challenging key skills of writing in your second language.

You will explain the concepts and/or key parts of your research and then structure them in formal academic English.

Through active drafting and peer review and feedback, you will be able to produce clear and focused academic texts and present your research with improved levels of clarity and fluency.

Course Content:
The purpose of the academic writing module is to improve your writing skills by focusing on:

  • Strategic sentence structure: Create clear topic sentences, cohesive sentences and and coherent paragraphs to make your writing clear and focused.
  • Active vs passive: Understand why these forms exist and how they can be used as tools for focus and emphasise
  • Fossilized mistakes: Identify and eliminate them.
  • Self-editing

Dates: 13 September - 1 November  2022, each Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm (8 Sessions)
Venue: online
Trainer: Louise Kennedy
Registration: https://indico.desy.de/event/34606/

Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
07 Jul. 2022 - 11:30
Speaker: Mohamed Younes Sassi (UNI/TH (Uni Hamburg, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik))
07 Jul. 2022 - 12:00
Speaker: Ruth Signorell (ETH Zürich)
Location: online
08 Jul. 2022 - 14:00
Speaker: David Leitner (Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno U.S.A.)
11 Jul. 2022 to 05 Aug. 2022
Location: Hamburg
11 Jul. 2022 - 13:00
Speaker: Albrecht Klemm (BCTP University of Bonn)
11 Jul. 2022 - 15:00
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