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16. Apr 2024

“The Art of Scientific Storytelling” for Natural Scientists (June 13 and 14, 2024)

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Aim and Content

The Art of Scientific Storytelling workshop provides valuable insights into how to effectively structure scientific papers and offers practical advice on how to develop convincing narratives for scientific publications. It covers a large range of topics starting with the place writing takes in research, how to deal with writer’s block, how to decide on a “take home message”, how to develop a “storyline”, how to organize an article’s key elements, how to devise an attention catching yet serious title, and stretches all the way to stylistic elements that enhance the writing quality of a paper.

  • You will be familiar with different strategies that can help you successfully approach and organize your writing.
  • You will know about the importance of and how to decide on your take home message.
  • You will know about the importance of and how to develop a strong storyline.
  • You will be familiar with different ways of convincingly arranging your arguments.
  • You will have a clear understanding of stylistic elements that upgrade the quality of your writing.
  • You will have ample time to work on your (current) writing project.
  • You will receive editing feedback from Dr. Crow.
  • You will be offered a short one-on-one consultation with Dr. Crow.
  • There will be ample time for discussions and questions.

Participants will be asked to provide

  • A text they are either currently working on or have written in the past. It will serve as their individual working material.

Target Audience

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

Terms and Application

  • June 13, 2024, from 09:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm and June 14, 2024, from 09:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm.
  • Format: on-site Workshop 
  • Location:
  • Group size: 10
  • Workshop-Language: English

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    Dr. Kimberly Crow specializes in assisting scholars who wish to improve their academic communication skills. For more than twenty years she has been leading workshops on “Academic Communication in English”. 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 work also includes editing English and German scientific publications of all kinds with main focus on language correction and adaptation of texts to the Anglo-Saxon academic writing style. For further information visit:

    Über Moriz Breit

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