Academic English Writing (for GLOMO Project)

Institution: see Organisers & Supporters

Programme of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Dr. Jonathan Mole, Europa-Universität Flensburg

Date: Monday, 10/09/18 – Wednesday, 12/09/18 (14.30–18.00 h)

Max. number of participants: 20

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


Writing an academic text can be a daunting and complex task requiring the knowledge of a range of accepted writing conventions as well as the ability to construct sentences that are idiomatically and grammatically correct. This workshop will take as the starting point the proposals you wrote for your PhD project applications. Individual feedback will be provided on the texts and assistance will be given during the workshop to enable you to self-correct any issues which have been highlighted (structure, understanding, logic, language etc.). Common issues can be discussed and experience shared. Exercise material will be available to show the importance of an awareness of a range of topics including academic style (formality, impersonal and objective language, passive voice, caution, nominalisation); structure at sentence, paragraph and document level; reporting verbs and their forms; coherence and cohesion; and citation and reference styles. Potentially useful links and book recommendations will be provided.

Requirement of students: Please supply your project proposal at least two weeks before the workshop begins.

Recommended literature and pre-reading: None.

You have to register for the 12th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.