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*English Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

17-18 October 2019
B 11

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Trainer: Anne Wegner
Language: English
Registration: until 03 October 2019
for doctoral candidates via BayDOC: https://baydoc.uni-bayreuth.de

This workshop looks at ways of improving written academic English in the Humanities and Social Sciences, in particular for publishing a research paper. The participants will investigate the writing process, classic mistakes made in written academic English, style and structure of papers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, punctuation in English texts, academic vocabulary, learning from native speaker papers, writing abstracts and titles and getting a paper published.

Emphasis is placed on making academic texts easier to understand. Participants are given the opportunity to have a short text corrected by the facilitator.

Qualification objectives

By the end of the workshop the participants will have:

  • understood what is expected in a Humanities and Social Sciences English academic text
  • learnt how to review and possibly re-write academic texts
  • reflected on writing and publishing in English in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • discovered tools and tricks to improve their written English
  • grasped basic English punctuation rules
  • studied language aspects of papers from their specific area
  • received feedback on their own text (if desired)


  • BSc Ergonomics (Loughborough University)
  • MSc TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) (Aston University)                                                   
  • British, with 20 years of work experience in German Industry. She has been an intercultural trainer for 12 years, mainly English in the field of academia. She is the co-founder of WriteEnglish. She is a memeber of SIETAR, EATAW and BALEAP.
* Anrechenbarkeit der Veranstaltung im Rahmen des Auftaktseminars

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Eva Querengässer

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