Writing Research Articles

Course Type: Workshop
Target Group: Doctoral researchers
Writing research articles is a demanding and time-consuming task. In this workshop, participants learn how to speed up the process and how to improve text quality.
The objectives of the first workshop day are: (1) to understand the writing process from first ideas to finished text, (2) to explore individual strengths and development areas in the context of scientific writing, (3) to know the section and paragraph structure of research articles.
The objectives of the second workshop day are: (1) to understand attributes of clear and attractive research articles, (2) to know how to improve collaboration with co-authors and supervisors, (3) to develop time and self-management strategies for productive writing.
We will work with short trainer lectures for information and tips; extended writing exercises will help participants develop individual strategies. Participant will share their experiences and insights with other group members.
Prior to the workshop, every participant determines the preliminary title and tentative conclusion of their research article. Participants work on these writing projects during the workshop.
Target audience: The primary audience of this workshop are doctoral researchers in the life sciences and natural sciences. However, the workshop also welcomes doctoral researchers doing empirical research in the social sciences.