Writing Lab – Writing Scientific Publications in the Life and Natural Sciences

Veranstaltungsdaten

11. November 2019 09:00 – 12. November 2019 16:00

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

Writing scientific publications is a struggle for many young scientists as they are rarely given formal instruction on this topic. Since success in the ­academic field is highly dependent on publication, it is important that all researchers learn scientific writing essentials. With the appropriate toolkit, academic publications become comprehensive and interesting.

This workshop concentrates on the process of writing an academic manuscript: from choosing an audience and creating a story, to articulating complex data and formulating convincing arguments. You will be instructed in the formal and organizational aspects of writing scientific publications and train your competency with exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will have an overview of: abstract, article, and thesis.
  • You will be able to build an interesting story from your data.
  • You will have improved argumentation skills for writing convincingly.
  • You will be familiar with the publishing process.

Didactic Methods

Trainer input and lecture coupled with practical exercises and group work

Requirements 

Participants should bring a 250–300 word abstract on their work and a paper from their field. Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.

Please pay attention to our additional course “Schreibwerkstatt – Publikationsstrategien in den Lebens- und Naturwissenschaften” (28.11.2019, 9:00–17:00 h) for advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs.

Dates

November 11, 2019, 9 am–5 pm, and
November 12, 2019, 9 am–4 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from the life and natural sciences

Modalities

Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR

Registration

At mara.lnw@uni-marburg.de, deadline October 28, 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.

Lecturers

Dr. Melanie Lynn Conrad

Event Organizer

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

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