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Scientific Writing

TypeTwo-day course
InstructorDr. Philipp Mayer
Number of Places12
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9:00-17:00 h

StartJun 24, 2010—Jun 25, 2010

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Doctoral candidates and post-docs of the natural sciences within DRS

Course Description


Skills for an efficient writing of academic articles and dissertations are in the focus of this course. Participants reflect about their own approach to writing, improve their knowledge of text structure, and learn tools for quality improvement. The course has long-term effects as participants do not only improve their writing efficiency, but also discover the enjoyable aspects of scientific writing.


Short lectures provide information and tips; extended exercises train the efficiency in scientific writing. Participants gather and share experiences. They progress during the course with their own writing projects.


  • Structure of scientific texts
  • Quality of scientific texts
  • Stages in the writing process
  • Time planning and project management
  • Content definition
  • Techniques for overcoming writer’s block
  • Writing in a social environment: authorship
  • Feedback process
  • Publishing strategies


Dr. Philipp Mayer