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

Tuesday, September 17, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Kai Hüwelmeyer





Target Group





14 units are applicable within the Careers plus certificate

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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.


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


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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