Academic Writing in English (Part 2)

Scientific writing is a complex activity that involves skill, discipline and creativity, practice and intuition. This workshop focuses on the practical side of writing through analyzing text examples, writing exercises and revising your own texts. Part 2 focuses on advanced skills of academic writing, including persuasiveness and argumentation. The seminar contents include:

  • A functional perspective on language (language as resource)
  • Thematic progression (the “red thread”)
  • Text types (including abstracts, articles or papers, monographs, and book reviews)
  • Sections and their functions (including the introduction, literature review, methods/approach, results, discussion, and conclusion)
  • Argumentation (structure, rhetorics, formulating conclusions)
  • Perspective/Voice (finding your own voice in the field)
  • Paragraphs (how to use them effectively)

All participants are encouraged to bring their own drafts and texts for discussion and feedback.

The overall aims of this workshop are:

  • To reflect your own writing practices and habits, discipline-specific norms and conventions as well as language competence in academic English
  • To raise awareness of good practice with respect to both the writing process and the text as product
  • To learn and practice writing techniques to improve efficiency and quality of both process and product

 Please note:

Participation is subject to the successfully passed public presentation of your dissertation project.

Date & Registration

Group 1

  • 16 April 2021, 9-13:00
  • 23 April 2021, 9-13:00 and
  • 30 April 2021, 9-13:00

    : Online

Group 2

  • 7 May 2021, 9-13:00
  • 21 May 2021, 9-13:00 and
  • 28 May 2021, 9-13:00


Both workshops will take place online via Moodle

Registration takes place exclusively online via UNIVIS. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Dr. Markus Rheindorf