Writing Lab – English Academic Writing for the Life and Natural Sciences


27. April 2018 09:00 – 27. April 2018 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0010

Writing academic papers in English is increasingly becoming a requirement for most, if not all, scientific disciplines. However, the details and conventions involved with producing academic-level texts can be quite challenging, particularly for those whose native language is not English. This two-day workshop is designed to identify and expand on the topic of scientific writing in English, and to make the writing process more accessible. The workshop will focus on language accuracy, such as syntax, tone and register, punctuation, citation styles, and correcting sentence problems. You will have the opportunity to examine and critique sample academic texts, as well as find and correct common errors in them.
There will be a follow-up session (May 25, 2018, 3 pm–5:30 pm) to give you the opportunity to discuss texts you have written or revised, based on the material covered in the two instructional sessions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will be familiar with the most common errors made by non-native speakers in written texts, and will have practice correcting them.
  • You have improved knowledge of how to produce grammatically accurate English written in academic register.
  • You will be able to identify and to use different referencing styles.

Didactic Methods

Instructor input, discussion of participants’ own and other texts, practical exercises


Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


April 27, 2018, 9 am–5 pm, and
May 18, 2018, 9 am–5 pm

Target Group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from the life and natural sciences


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


At , deadline April 12, 2018
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Laurence F. Henry


MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences