main content

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


07. December 2019 09:00 – 07. December 2019 13:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0030

Style means the way something is done and how language is used; academic/scientific writing style presents written material in a certain way. Generally, it is characterized by linearity, clarity, and organization. In this writing genre, style is considered a skill that everyone can learn as well as a pleasurable creative activity reflecting your personality and intellect.

In this workshop, you will learn how to improve your scientific style by following the conventions of academic writing and by developing your style as a means of self-expression. You will become familiar with the basic rules of style in academic writing in the life and natural sciences, with the most important strategies of word choice and syntax, and you will be able to identify your own style of writing. Your texts will benefit from a new awareness for style in academic writing and it will be easier for you to write effective and readable written works.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You know the basics of the academic writing style in the life and natural sciences (trainer input).
  • You know ways how to improve word choice, syntax and your overall style (trainer input).
  • You can identify your personal style (feedback and discussion).
  • You can use academic English in a more convincing and effective way in your academic/scientific works (trainer input).
  • You are able to make your texts more stylistically readable (feedback and discussion).


Be willing to practice peer reviewing and please bring a short text (1–2 pages) of your own work to the workshop.
Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


December 7, 2019, 9 am–1 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates from the life and natural sciences


Maximum number of 10 participants
Free of charge


At, deadline November 22, 2019
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.

Have you heard about our individual writing consultation? Would you like to improve your English writing skills? Our experienced consultant, Dr. Fabienne Quennet, gives advice to our members on all issues concerning the writing of a dissertation.


Dr. Fabienne Quennet

Event Organizer

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