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Dates:

07.08.2020 and

14.08.2020

Time: 9am-12pm on both days
Lecturer: Eric Ahlberg
Course Fee: 30 €
Room: virtual room via BigBlueButton
Language: English
Registration deadline:

10.07.2020

Trainer

Eric Ahlberg has been teaching English academic writing in German universities (previously Braunschweig and Hannover) for the last several years, including for graduates. The approach taken in his workshops and classes is that written language should not be an obstacle to understanding, but instead let your research stand out via clarity, accuracy and readability.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Eric Ahlberg also studied and worked in journalism in Canada. He came to Germany in 2010 to study his MA in National and Transnational Studies/English philology at the University of Münster.

You may contact Eric via email (erct0nic.l/ahlbfherg@une4ki-csxmoldeheoenbz36urg.i2denq) or come to his office hours where he offers a "Schreib-Sprechstunde".

Academic Writing Skills

Pre-writing, planning and structuring

Structure is one of the most important elements of writing, yet often taken for granted. This part of the workshop will focus on what you can do before starting large writing tasks, such as formulate clear and strong research goals, plan and sketch your text’s main sections, and consider how source will be used.

We will also review of methods to read more efficiently, what makes texts difficult to understand, and to make better notes when dealing with unfamiliar texts. We will also do some text analysis you can use to better understand passages (paragraphs, chapters, etc.), which of course can be mirrored in your own writing.

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