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20. Mai 2021, 09:00 Uhr

Academic Writing for Engineering (digital seminar)

Develop and enhance your writing skills productively in the academic domain for publishing articles.

Zeit: 20. Mai 2021, 09:00 Uhr – 21. Mai 2021, 16:00 Uhr
Referent/in: Dr. Megan Hansen (She holds a Ph.D. as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English. She has extensive experience as a writing instructor at New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College in the United States, and has been teaching academic writing and grant writing at the University of Stuttgart as a freelance instructor since 2020. Dr. Hansen is particularly skilled at grant writing, and co-founded Eunoia Writing Solutions, where she creates and revises written material in a variety of contexts, including proposals, plans, policies, reports, and website content.)
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Research writing in English is an indispensable skill in today’s international academic environment. Scholars must be able to write effectively for journal publications, conference submissions, and many other types of texts. This workshop will identify the main problem areas non-native speakers have when writing academic English and provide tips on how to improve. This offer is specifically adapted to the needs of engineers, with particular focus on technical writing, process descriptions, describing data, and other specific needs for science and engineering scholars.

Learning results:

  • Implementing the Academic writing style (correct register)
  • Ability to recognize the correct verb use, including verb tenses and passive vs. active voice
  • Utilizing the appropriate academic vocabulary
  • Ability to describe graphs and present data
  • Capacity to describe cause-and-effect relationships as well as processes

Requirement: Participants are required to work through asynchronous online materials via ILIAS and to participate in synchronous WebEx meetings with the instructor. To profit the most from this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring individual material (text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work.

Dieses Seminar gehört zu den überfachlichen Lehrveranstaltungen zur Vermittlung von fachübergreifenden Schlüsselqualifikationen nach §5 Abs. 4 Nr. 2 PromO 2016.

Für die Teilnahme an diesem Workshop erhalten die Teilnehmer/innen 1 Leistungspunkt.

Promovierende der Universität Stuttgart
Universität Stuttgart
ILIAS / Webex
The Writing Center of the University of Stuttgart

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