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18. Jul 2022

“The Art of English Academic Writing” for Natural Scientists (September 13 and 28, 2022)

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Aim and Content

The workshop aims at improving non-native English speakers’ academic writing skills by highlighting typical features and composing elements commonly applied and expected by native speakers of English. Participants will be equipped with a textbook written by the trainer that covers all the features introduced during the sessions, they will have ample opportunity to ask individual questions, and they will receive immediate feedback on their own writing. During the workshop we will

  • reflect on how the character of the English language influences the Anglo-Saxon academic writing style and identify subsequent features in academic texts
  • highlight pitfalls non-native speakers of English are vulnerable to when writing in English and introduce straightforward strategies to avoid them
  • present techniques for developing a fluent and lively academic writing style
  • introduce resources, aids, and methods to enlarge and retain vocabulary
  • edit text passages written by the participants

Participants will be asked to provide

  • On September 13, 2022: an English text from their respective field of work they find well-written and (preferably) written by a native speaker of English.
  • On September 28, 2022: a sample page written or revised after the Input Sessions and turned in no later than September 20, 2022.

Target Audience

Doctoral students and postdocs from the Natural Sciences with proficient English (at least B2-level)

Workshop schedule

Input sessions – plenum

  • September 13 from 09 p.m. to 5 pm.

Editing and feedback session on September 28 – two groups (online)

  • Group 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Group 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Terms and Applications

  • Date: September 13 and 28, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, SR: 5.10 (roof level) on September 13, 2022
  • Group size: 10
  • Workshop language: English
  • Format: combined Workshop | on-site (Sep 13) and online (Sep 28)
  • Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. You get information.

Registration closed | fully booked


Dr. Kimberly Crow specializes in assisting scholars who wish to improve their academic communication skills. The German-American social scientist’s workshops and coachings focus on a variety of writing and presenting skills as well as on intercultural communication and they address junior and senior researches from a broad range of natural and social sciences as well as the humanities. Her customers include scholars from renown research institutes, universities, and graduate centers. She is the author of “The Art of English Academic Writing”, “The Art of Academic Storytelling”, “The Art of Captivating Academic Presenting” as well as “Englisch in Siebenmeilenstiefeln. Eine Entdeckungsreise”.


This workshop has been realised with financial support from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Über Thomas Michael

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