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While our information events address cross-disciplinary aspects relevant to early-stage researchers' qualification, our workshops (organized by the Centre for Careers and Competencies) aim at supporting and expanding the skills involved in conducting research.
The foundation of any scientific work at the University of Passau is compliance with the recognised principles of science such as being honest, working lege artis as well as documenting and constantly questioning all results. Scientific misconduct harms the person concerned, the university and science in general. In order to increase awareness of the basic rules and to strengthen the researchers' trust in one another, the Graduate Centre offers an e-learning course free of charge entitled "Good academic practice".
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The faculties pool our researchers' expertise. Although the university does not offer a comprehensive doctoral curriculum, the faculties offer a variety of lectures and seminars that help doctoral researchers deepen their disciplinary knowledge. Each semester, these events are carefully selected to meet doctoral researchers' needs.
71035 Blockseminar: Academic writing: Effective strategies for publishing in English (WiSe 22/23)
ZeitenTermine am Freitag. 20.01.23 09:00 - 17:00, Ort: (LU 8) R 206
Ort(LU 8) R 206
Erster TerminFr., 20.01.2023 09:00 - 17:00 Uhr, Ort: (LU 8) R 206
- understanding academic writing in English as a reader-based act of communication
- expressing oneself in a clear, concise, and stylistically adequate way
- developing information logically in sentences and paragraphs
- applying central genre conventions and mechanisms of constructing English academic texts
- knowing how to begin the writing process and how to maintain a good writing flow
Successful academics need not only compelling ideas and findings, but also the language skills to communicate their work professionally in English. Yet, many writers are unsure about how they can best express themselves in an academic way, what criteria a well-written English text needs to fulfill, and how their writing can have maximum impact on their readers.
In this workshop, we will address such fundamental questions. We will, on the one hand, analyze important strategies for developing powerful English sentences, paragraphs, and text outlines that meet the stylistic and rhetorical expectations of your readers. On the other hand, we are going to discuss ways to organize your writing process successfully and to polish your writing in order to make it as accessible and easy to read as possible. We will begin with some general reflections on the nature of academic writing in English and then move from smaller units of texts (such as sentence construction) to larger chunks of writing (such as typical academic genres). Along the way, we will also consider how to avoid typical pitfalls of academic writing in English.
We will work closely with authentic examples from academic publications in English. However, if you have any sentences and/or small passages from your own writing that you would like to discuss, please feel free to bring them to class.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in developing their writing skills. Please note, though, that it will be taught in English. Thus, to participate and get the best out of it, you should be able to communicate reasonably well in English.
HeimateinrichtungReferat IV/2 - Karriere und Kompetenzen
TeilnehmendeNachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler, insbesondere Promovierende und Postdocs/ Young researchers, especially doctoral students and postdocs
VoraussetzungenFür alle Veranstaltungen des Graduiertenzentrums besteht Anmeldepflicht. Die kostenlose Anmeldung für die Seminare ist für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler sowie Masterstudierende der Universität Passau möglich und erfolgt ausschließlich über Stud.IP. Anmeldungen werden in der Reihenfolge des Eingangs berücksichtigt. Sie können sich bis zu 15 Tage vor Beginn der Veranstaltung wieder von der Veranstaltung abmelden. Nach Ablauf dieser Frist ist die Anmeldung verbindlich. Ein Rücktritt ist nur im Einzelfall mit schriftlicher Begründung möglich. Registration is mandatory for all events of the Graduate Center. Free registration for the seminars is possible for young researchers and master students of the University of Passau and is exclusively done via Stud.IP. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received. You can cancel your registration up to 15 days before the start of the event. After this deadline, the registration is binding. Withdrawal is only possible in individual cases with written justification. Seminar language: English
For further lectures and seminars offered by the faculties in German please refer to the German version of this website.