NSCPHD1021 Academic Writing (generic course)

Volume 2015/2016


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Write effectively, and make it more likely that your work will be accepted. This 4-day course enables you to do exactly that through

  • efficient writing routines
  • insights into the mechanics of a scientific paper and its various sections
  • constructive feedback from instructors and peers
  • clear syntax, correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary
  • targeted argumentation


Your own texts will be subject to analysis and feedback. You will experience that through active writing, you become productive and, in addition, a valuable contributor to fellow scientists’ work.

The course aims at all PhD students engaged in scientific writing. Scientists from various disciplines are welcome to attend.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this workshop, you should see improvement in your ability to

• write and communicate in correct English
• assess text quality
• read and discuss logically
• analyse and synthesise
• cooperate in a team environment
• keep your “writer’s optimism”

Hand-outs, including programmes for each day, annotated text samples and a practical booklet with writing tools and checklists.

Short lectures, active writing exercises, group discussion and analysis.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 20
  • Theory exercises
  • 12
  • Total
  • 52
Type of assessment
Course participation under invigilation
Course participation under invigilation
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Criteria for exam assesment

Active participation required.