Academic Writing

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

Writing is an essential skill for researchers regardless of discipline. This two-day workshop is packed with tips and strategies designed to streamline the writing process, making it not only more efficient but also more enjoyable.

In-person Workshop

Monday, June 10, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Lesley-Anne Weiling




Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47*

Target Group

Doctoral students and postdocs




16 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus or Careers plus certificate

* The premises are not barrier-free. Please contact the Bonn Graduate Center if you need assistance.

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Over the two days, we dive into the art of writing, focussing on mastering techniques to effectively communicate your ideas and findings to your readers. By understanding that effective writing principles transcend disciplinary lines, this workshop is designed to support you in articulating your thoughts clearly and compellingly, no matter your area of specialisation.

You are encouraged to bring along a sample of your current writing that will be the basis for peer review on the second day of the course. In addition, you can bring an example of a research article from your own research field that you found engaging, or where you aspire to publish.

You will learn the tools and techniques that make English text more engaging and readable. Ideally everyone should come away from the course and the follow-up coaching with a well-written abstract and/or introduction to a paper.

This workshop is intended to be lively with plenty of discussion, pair work and group exercises. There will be time on the second day for you to focus on your personal writing projects.


  • The writing process and techniques to overcome writer’s block and procrastination
  • Cultural differences in writing and reader expectations
  • Introducing a narrative structure into an academic text
  • Structuring an English paper
  • Composing well-structured paragraphs and sentences
  • Finding your scholarly voice and writing with authority
  • Writing compelling titles and abstracts
  • Identifying typical mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Punctuating an English text
  • Self-editing and concise writing
  • Resources to support your writing
  • Peer review feedback and feedback from the instructor


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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