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Argumentation in Scientific Writing

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Two-day workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center on July 23 and 24, 2019, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, Room Pegasus (0.003).

Modul Forschung2

 Course Content

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.
Contents in brief
  • Basic concepts of logic
  • Deductive vs. inductive reasoning
  • Basic argument-patterns
  • Tips for stating arguments in texts
  • Revising participants’ manuscripts
  • Strategies for productive writing 

Target Group

Doctoral researchers and Postdocs from all subject areas 

Course Language


Course Instructor

Dr Malte Engel 

"Promotion plus"

16 units are applicable for this course within the "Promotion plus" certificate.  


Module 1: Independent Research





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