|14.02.2020, 09:00 - 15:30|
|Multimedienzentrum (MMZ) im UG des Geb. 08.03,|
Karl-Friedrichstr. 17, 76133 Karlsruhe
Fr. 14.02.2020: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (1 hour break for lunch)
Fr. 21.02.2020: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Fr. 28.02.2020: 9:00am – 12.15 pm
This workshop focuses on the language you use when writing scientific papers. Our aim is to improve your writing by talking about conventions in the field, producing your own texts and discussing further questions which arise whilst writing.
We start by briefly discussing the content of each section of a paper (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion). As a group we will develop guidelines that can be used when writing your own text. Next, we will look at authentic sample texts to talk about conventions of style and possibly grammar. We will pay special attention to language patterns in specific subject areas as these tend to vary.
We will use another set of texts to practice editing. Then, you will be asked to apply your skills and write a short text of your own, e.g. a project summary, a critical review or a results section. You will receive feedback on your writing style and use of language. As questions related to language use, punctuation and grammar arise, we will discuss them.
By the end of the course, you will improve your ability to write about your research and comment on other writers’ research in English. You will sharpen your editing skills and develop a sense for appropriate style in a scientific text.
Finally, you will have the chance to book a separate, individual appointment (45 min) with your instructor. You can use your individual session to talk about further questions and / or consult your instructor about a text (1-3 pages) you have recently written.
Please note: this workshop does not cover certain related aspects of preparing scientific manuscripts, such as the submission, review and publication of a paper.
Course materials will be distributed on ILIAS.
Pre-requisites for this course:
Angela Althen M.A.Ed.
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
E-Mail:angela althen∂kit edu