Writing in English (1/2)

Workshop for Phd candidates and postdocs

From a blank page to a finished manuscript, it can be a daunting task Campus Koblenzto write a dissertation or an article in English. In this workshop, we will begin with a group meeting for PhD and post-doctorate candidates. At this meeting, we will discuss the challenges that arise when producing an academic piece of writing. By examining several previously published articles (from different fields of study), we will gain a greater understanding of some of the general problems faced by non-native English writers. We will, moreover, learn which language pitfalls to avoid and how to express our ideas more clearly in English. In addition to this group meeting, each course participant will also have the opportunity to submit a sample of unedited work (1-2 pages) and to discuss this work. This session is tailored made for each participant.


We will look at, for example:

  • differences between informal and formal style
  • exploring various English sentence structures
  • working with collocations
  • dealing with writer’s block
  • strategies for putting pen to paper


Tutor: Dr. Fred Thompson

If you are interested please sign up here.

Wann 17.10.2019
von 09:00 bis 12:00
Wo Campus Koblenz, F 330
Kontakttelefon 0261/287-2952
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