Writing an Abstract

The focus of this Workshop is how to write a good abstract in English for a paper and the content of the course can also be applied to abstracts for PhD dissertations. The workshop is 3 hours in length and covers:

  • content criteria: what information should be included
  • tense use in abstracts
  • active vs passive verb usage
  • typical expressions used
  • how to peak interest to motivate the reading of the paper

This is a practical workshop and participants will be encouraged to bring in both an abstract to a published article in their research field as well as one that they have written. There will be the opportunity to deconstruct these abstracts, and receive feedback from other participants in the group.

 Please note:

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

Date & Registration

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Ort: Seminarraum 2, DoktorandInnenzentrum, 2. Stock, Berggasse 7

Registration: Online

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.


Senj Temple

Senj Temple has an MA in Applied Linguistics and both the Certificate and Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL). Seh is Canadian and has taught English in one capacity or another for over 20 years, having taught in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Italy and The Netherlands. She came to Austria in 2007 and has been teaching Academic Writing Skills not only at the Doctoral Centre of the University of Vienna but also at the Diplomatic Academy, and at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Burgenland and Krems. She also gives writing workshops at the UN. She is particularly interested in designing practical workshops to meet the needs of graduate students and professionals.