Crafting Scientific Texts and Presenting

12. Mai 2015, Donnerstag

09:00-10:30 Reader-oriented English text
• Reader vs writer-oriented text
• Clarity and concision through word and sentence frames (e.g., word repetition, signalling of frames, eliminating zombie nouns, German-English sentences, stress position in English sentences, dangling modifiers).
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Finding flow: Cohesion and coherence
• Sentence to sentence cohesion (old to new) and paragraph frames
• Secrets of effective long sentences
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:15 Revising strategies
• Zooming out to see storyline and structure
• Reverse engineering your text via maps or reverse outlines
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Revising strategies – self and peer review/revision
• Review and revision of own writing
• Zooming in on problems (applying frames)


13. Mai 2015, Freitag

09:00-10:30 Writing process strategies
• Research-writing process
• Freewriting and Speedwriting: overcoming writer’s block and creating clear and flowing text.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Strategies for structuring your argument
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Presenting to English audiences
• Expectations and Problems
• Dealing with questions, argument and counter-argument