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Academic Writing, Module 1: Writing and Publishing a Research Paper
WS 2020/21
Workshop für Promovierende und Postdocs aller Fachrichtungen
Frank Lauterbach, M.A.
(Online Video Conference)
Termine am Montag. 18.01.21, Montag. 25.01.21, Montag. 01.02.21, Montag. 15.02.21, Montag. 22.02.21, Montag. 01.03.21, Montag. 08.03.21, Montag. 15.03.21, Montag. 22.03.21 16:00 - 17:45
Erster Termin:Mo , 18.01.2021 16:00 - 17:45, Ort: (Online Video Conference)
Writing professional academic texts such as papers, dissertations, reports, proposals, etc. is vital for any researcher pursuing a Ph.D. or a scientific career. Yet, it is also a complex and often overwhelming task that requires a range of specific skills. The writing modules deal with these skills from different perspectives and can be attended as a complete series, in any order, or independently.

This first module focuses on the successful development of a research paper (or report) for publication. We will, on the one hand, analyze samples of how the different parts of a good paper need to be written in order to meet the expectations of editors and reviewers and to have a strong impact on the academic community. On the other hand, we are going to discuss and practice how to best organize the process of writing – i.e., how to actually get started, how to efficiently plan the individual sections of a paper, and how to finally get your work published.

In particular, we will cover the following topics:
• starting the writing process and overcoming potential obstacles;
• defining the focus and objective of a research paper (or report);
• opening a paper and motivating your research convincingly;
• recognizing the overall storyline and conventions of a research paper;
• developing professional outlines for Introductions;
• providing useful explanations of the methods and results of your research;
• organizing individual ideas within sections of a paper logically;
• understanding coherence as a concept of structural organization;
• discussing your findings and concluding the research paper properly;
• writing powerful Abstracts and creating effective titles;
• managing the submission, review, and publication process.

This course is part of the interdisciplinary program ENGLISH+. The program addresses typical challenges for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who want to (or have to) publish and present their work in English. It covers a range of special skills and competencies needed to write and communicate professionally in English and, thus, to become recognized by the international scientific community.

The list below shows the complete ENGLISH+ curriculum. It is divided into (1) two courses that include all important aspects of academic writing, (2) two courses that focus on typical situations arising at conferences, as well as (3) an additional course for developing English grammar, vocabulary, and usage.

(1) Academic Writing:
• Academic Writing, Module 1: Writing and Publishing a Research Paper
• Academic Writing, Module 2: Developing Adequate Academic Sentences in English

(2) Conference English:
• Academic Presenting at Conferences: Delivering Effective and Powerful Talks
• Poster Presentations and Successful Networking and Communication at Conferences

(3) Academic Language Skills:
• Expanding English Grammar and Vocabulary for Professional Writing and Speaking
Doctoral candidates and postdocs
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Heimatinstitut: Sprachenzentrum
beteiligte Institute: Zentrum für Promovierende und Postdocs an der Universität Osnabrück (ZePrOs)
In Stud.IP angemeldete Teilnehmer: 4
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