Scientific Writing

Researchers and other academic staff increasingly need to publish some of their work in English. This helps them reach a wider audience and improve their academic standing. Sometimes their level of English leads reviewers to reject the papers or readers to misunderstand or under-appreciate the contents. The result is that their peers misunderstand or under-appreciate the author’s good work.

How to Get Published in English − Writers’ Workshop for Academic Writing

The workshop comprises two-and-half days of interactive sessions that take participants step-by-step through the writing and revision of a paper or other similar document. On the first two days, the participants apply the theory to their own texts and receive an individual feedback session with the trainer on their texts and tips on how to improve their writing. This writing is an integral part of the course. Experience shows that, the more people put into this course, the more they learn.

By the end of the course each participant will have polished at least one text and will be able to approach their next paper with confidence.

Seminar Contents

  • The structure of papers and articles in English.
  • Getting your message across in English:
    The differences between logical argument in English and German.
  • The main style differences between English and German.
  • How to revise your writing at the article and paragraph level.
  • How to revise at the sentence level.
  • How to simplify your writing.


Dr. Conor John Fitzsimons, Coach & Consultant
for international project management and leadership.
Co-editor of "Internationales Projektmanagement:
Interkulturelle Zusammenarbeit in der Praxis" (dtv, 2004).
Author of more than 100 reports, articles and papers.

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