How to compile scientific papers – Spot your weaknesses and improve your style

Content description

Scientific writing requires clear structuring, specific grammatical and sound stylistic knowledge for engineering sciences in particular. English scientific writing of any kind needs to consider specific cultural aspects as well.

The workshop addresses issues such as clear structuring on a macro and micro level, considering the hierarchy of information, avoiding interpretation need by the reader, cutting and combing techniques such as avoiding redundancies.

Supported by the coach, participants will hence advance different sections of their papers such as abstract and introduction.

An error analysis by the coach will help discovering common mistakes, which will then be improved by the participants in interactive group work sessions. Moreover, participants are motivated to work on some issues over the week and get individual feedback by the coach.


Course content

  • Understanding the differences/challenges between German and English linguistic as well as cultural patterns when writing a scientific paper
  • Structuring academic papers clearly, achieving consistency, keeping the reader’s attention



Individual error analyses and permanent feedback (coaching); on-the-job training; interactive error analyses in peer groups, group discussions



February 05., 2024 (01.00 pm – 04.15 pm)
February 12., 2024 (01.00 pm – 04.15 pm)
February 19., 2024 (01.00 pm – 04.15 pm)
February 26., 2024 (01.00 pm – 04.15 pm)

Please note that we can only give certificates for attending at least 80% of the course.



Trainer Antje Kaufmann
Format online (link will be shared close to the course date)
Fee no fee for members of the TUBAF
Language English
Credit Points 0.5
Work unit (AE) 16
Financially supported by
Dr. Erich-Krüger-Stiftung
Registration Deadline January 21, 2024



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The course can be visited for free. To ensure that others can move up from the waiting list, we would like to ask for your timely deregistration (1 week before the start of the course). We reserve the right to charge the costs of the course proportionally for unexcused absence (without medical certificate).