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Virtual Academic Writing Workshop: Working on Your Own Texts


09.06.2020, 09:30 – 12:00 (inkl. persönlichem Feedback im Anschluss an das Webinar)

Trainerin: Lesley-Anne Weilling

Ort: Online

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This online workshop is for researchers and graduate students who wish to publish research articles in English. The first part of the workshop will be conducted online using Zoom.

Participants will then have the opportunity to work in their own time and send a sample of their writing to the trainer for correction and feedback (up to 1,500 words). Texts should be sent to the instructor by 19 June. Participants will receive corrected texts and detailed feedback by email along with a list of helpful resources.

The Aims of the Workshop are:

  • To improve the style and structure of participants’ English academic papers.
  • To improve confidence when writing research articles in English.
  • To improve motivation for writing by goal setting.
  • To receive personal feedback on text (up to 1,500 words).


To get the most out of this course, participants should bring along a sample research article from their field. This article should be something they have enjoyed reading, or that they consider to be an example of a well-written paper. We will be referring to this article during the workshop so it should be accessible.

Participants will have the opportunity to

• Review the elements of good academic writing.
• Analyse the introduction of an English research article.
• Learn how to integrate a narrative style into your paper.
• Gain individual feedback on your writing.


This workshop will be a combination of online teaching via Zoom and individual feedback using email.


Lesley-Anne is from Ireland and holds an honours degree in Modern History from Queens University Belfast. She specialises in training and coaching doctoral candidates, postdocs and senior re-searchers in spoken and written English. She is co-founder of the Cologne-based consultancy Write English (

Her interest in academic writing began in 2010 when she began lecturing in business communication and academic writing in the International Management Programme at the IUBH. Since then, she has gone on to train academic writing throughout Europe including at the University of Cologne, TU Berlin, LISER in Luxembourg and Bonn University. In addition to teaching scientific writing, she also corrects and edits academic articles for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Before relocating to Germany, Lesley-Anne worked as a senior manager in the UK. As head of a sales division, she learned the value of excellent communication skills. Now she coaches researchers on how to create their elevator pitch and how to present with confidence and impact at academic conferences.