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Scientific and Academic Writing

Develop a powerful focus in your writing – an infallible guide to developing the best structure, and effectively communicating your ideas to your target audience. We look at how to systematically improve the impact, clarity and accuracy of your chosen words. You will receive a toolbox of methods including a range of easily-applied ‘quick tips’ that will improve how seriously your ideas are taken. You will receive a clear process to follow when approaching an important piece of writing. How to start, develop and express your ideas plus a checklist of conceptual and practical filters to apply to your work to edit and improve your earlier drafts - shaping your writing from ‘good enough’ to ‘exactly fitted to its purpose’.


  • How to structure your writing to best effect
  • Tips for writing productivity
  • Achieving impactful and memorable text
  • Powerful writing and editing techniques
  • ‘Quick wins’ for being taken seriously
  • Improving formality; flow; brevity; clarity, and understandability

Learning Goals

The Participants learn...

  • Appropriate levels of formality
  • Tips for writing productivity
  • Nailing the problem of structure
  • Achieving a good ‘flow’ of ideas and expression
  • Achieving impact by careful word choice
  • Clarity, brevity and style of English
  • Understanding the most common mistakes
  • Hated words to avoid in your text


  • A variety of writing and editing tasks
  • Individual exercises with feedback
  • Group discussion and small group work
  • Inspiring input
  • Examine and edit a short piece of your own writing (500-600 words)
  • Feedback from colleagues & course leader
In the following video, your trainer Mark Edwards introduces you to the workshop in more detail:
"Scientific and Academic Writing"


Mark Edwards

Mark has been working with doctoral students in Germany to help them transform their communication In English for more than twelve years. He began his career by co-founding and operating a successful marketing and graphic design business. Following this, Mark gained more than fifteen years' experience of working in blue-chip companies (British Petroleum, GlaxoSmithKline) and as a National Training Manager for a network of over 300 businesses. Since 2010, Mark has been successfully delivering specialised English courses in Germany in association with Kompetenzia International. Clients include major universities and research institutes in Berlin and all over Germany. His approachable presentation style adds a touch of warmth and geniality to the most serious of topics.



Mon, Nov 6, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Target Group

Promovierende, Postdocs


PhD UP40 €
Postdoc UP/PNB*60 €
Partner institutions240 €
Extern290 €
Postdoc-Netzwerk Brandenburg (PNB): BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) und Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Type of event



Dr. Maja Starke-Liebe
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