IMPRS workshop: Academic writing: How to create good texts
Category: Transferable skills
Credit points: 0.4
- March 22, 2017: 09.00 - 17.00
- March 23, 2017: 09.00 - 16.00
MPI for Chemical Ecology, Haeckel room
Melanie Lynn Conrad from Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement
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For many young scientists writing is the most difficult part of research work. Poor structure, breakneck formulations and unclear argumentation lead to texts which are not too user friendly. However, for the success of academics it is essential that the content is successfully conveyed to the relevant target groups – from the subject community to the wider public.
The methods and instruments of scientific writing can be learnt. With a few select mechanisms for structuring and techniques for building arguments, it becomes possible to articulate even complex data clearly and comprehensibly. Coherently built up and convincingly formulated, even academic texts can be an exciting read!
In this workshop the process of academic writing is highlighted from the first idea through the structuring and formation of the text to its completion. The participants engage with the content related, formal and organisational aspects of writing and train their text competency with exercises. The following topics are covered:
>> Abstract, article, thesis:
>> From idea to text:
>> Rummaging, digging, serving it hot:
>> Writing as a process:
>> The eye reads too:
>> Academic writing:
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