Argumentation in Scientific Writing

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Scientists have to be able to present their arguments in a precise and convincing way. However, when writing their papers, many scientists rely on intuition rather than on concrete methods. This course provides participants with all the techniques they need to know in order to state their arguments precisely, correctly and convincingly.

Online-Workshop

Monday, July 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 6, 2022

Trainer

Kai Hüwelmeyer

Language

English

Location

Online

Target Group

Doctoral students of all subject areas

Track(s)

Research

Certificate

12 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Basic concepts of logic
  • Deductive vs. inductive arguments
  • Basic argument-patterns
  • The logical structure of scientific texts and talks
  • Writing style

Course Description

Scientists have to be able to present their arguments in a precise and convincing way. However, when writing their papers, many scientists rely on intuition rather than on concrete methods. This course provides participants with all the techniques they need to know in order to state their arguments precisely, correctly and convincingly.

The course starts with the basic concepts of reasoning and logic: validity and soundness of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning, common types of logical inferences. From these basics, we derive useful techniques for argumentation in scientific texts. Participants get the chance to apply the acquired skills directly to their own work, and they get extensive individual feedback from the trainer after the course.

The participants

  • state their arguments in a precise and logically coherent way
  • quickly identify strengths and weaknesses in arguments
  • write accessible texts

Contact

Bonn Graduate Center

Contact

+49 228 73-60141

graduiertenzentrum@uni-bonn.de

Address

Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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