Outline and Exposé Writing

This one day workshop provides an application-oriented introduction to the essentials of exposé and outline writing in English. While some time will be devoted to the specifics of English academic language - vocabulary, grammar, paragraphing, style -, a substantial part of this course focuses on the structure and functions of a doctoral thesis proposal: introducing your topic and/or project, reviewing the state-of-the-art research in your field, formulating research questions and hypotheses, research design and methods as well as a work plan and schedule for the research project. Drawing on helpful techniques such as mind-mapping and by discussing numerous examples, the crucial points of writing an exposé or outline are all covered: defining and focusing a research project, showing a gap or niche in current research as well as presenting your own position within the larger research community.

This course will prepare you for writing or rewriting an exposé or outline according to the standards of the international academic community.

Date & Registration

9 April 2021, 9am - 6p

Location:  online via Moodle

Registration takes place exclusively online via U:Space. 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.


Markus Rheindorf

Markus Rheindorf studierte Anglistik und Angewandte Linguistik in Wien, Peoria (Illinois) und Amsterdam. Als Mitarbeiter am Institut für Linguistik der Universität Wien ist er seit vielen Jahren in die Erforschung des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens eingebunden. Seit 2004 setzt Markus Rheindorf die Ergebnisse dieser Studien erfolgreich in das Design und die Praxis von Lehrveranstaltung, Kursen und Trainings an zahlreichen Instituten um.