Scientific writing in English

Do you have little or no trouble reading specialist literature in English, but do you find writing your own English-language articles to be a tall order? This course offers you a step-by-step approach to improving your own article. You will find scientific writing in English to be easier than ever thanks to our tried-and-true approach.

Target group

PhD students who are preparing their dissertation in English, and scientists and researchers who want to publish in an English-language specialist journal. We recommend that you sign up for this course if you already have some experience writing in English.


What will you learn?

The course offers you a step-by-step-approach to improving your own article. You will first decide on the best structure for your article. Then you will work on your sections and paragraphs, and finally we will focus on fine tuning your sentences and sentence structure..

This course covers the following topics:

  • How can you improve the readability of your article?
  • How do you write well-structured, coherent paragraphs?
  • How do your formulate sentences with impact
  • Using proper style
  • When should you use active or passive verb forms?
  • How do you use various verb tenses in an article?
  • Useful word combinations to enhance your academic vocabulary
  • Avoiding common errors
  • Referring to other sources correctly (e.g. when and how to cite or paraphrase, issues of academic integrity)

You will decide together with the other participants what topics need most attention and what topics will be addressed shortly during the course.

Practical information

  • Duration: three sessions of four hours each
  • Dates: To be announced. If you would like to enrol in this course, please contact
  • Language: English
  • Location: To be announced
  • Group size: Maximum of 12 people

If you would like to enrol in this course, please complete the general application form.


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