NSCPHD1201  Writing Workshops: Scientific Writing in English - 5 half days (generic course)

Volume 2015/2016


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These scientific writing workshops will enable you to write in clearer and more correct English, increase the chance of getting your papers published and enable you to give others credible and useful feedback on their writing. You should master techniques that will enhance your writing in a measurable fashion. Ideally, you will discover that writing in academic English can be a source of great personal and professional satisfaction.

The course provides you with knowledge and skills related to:

  • Writing a journal paper: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  • Meeting journal requirements – getting published
  • Creating relevance for readers
  • Creating clarity through efficient paragraph and sentence structure
  • Sequencing information and argumentation - which information to present first
  • Creating cohesion in writing - ensuring a common thread for the reader
  • Expanding vocabulary and using correct grammar
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of scientific writing
Learning Outcome


A fundamental part of the course is your current scientific writing. Prior to the course you send us a scientific text (e.g. a paper) you are working on. We analyse this in order to give you feedback and to design exercises that address the linguistic issues that arise in your writing. The feedback will allow you to develop your text so that it meets the demands of scientific journals and readers. The course integrates peer feedback, which enables you to analyse texts better, comment constructively on them and improve your writing skills.

During the course you will rewrite sections of your current work and receive feedback on your new improved version. This will enhance your vocabulary and grammar skills, and allow you to integrate best practice into your scientific writing.

Researchers who write scientific texts in English.
Scientific Writing in English - about the workshop
This workshop comprises five sessions of three hours' duration. The workshop will enable you to write in clearer and more correct English. On top of that, you stand to save time on language trivialities, such as spelling and punctuation. This will make it possible for you to concentrate on what really counts: your research.
Prior to the course

You will be asked to send a text of about 1000 words in English from your current work. This must be sent to GlobalDenmark (mark@global-denmark.dk) two weeks before the course starts.
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Participants must attend all course days
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 45
  • Course Preparation
  • 5
  • Class Instruction
  • 15
  • Total
  • 65