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Online Academic Writing Workshop


29.09.2021, 09:00 – 15:30 Uhr

Trainerin: Lesley-Anne Weilling

Ort: Online

Sprache: Englisch

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Target Audience

This online workshop is for researchers and graduate students who wish to publish research articles in English. This course consists of four, 90-minute interactive, online teaching sessions covering the key aspects needed to write a good academic paper, plus an additional 30 minute question and answer session. These sessions will be held in small groups of up to 12 participants.



The aim of this workshop is to improve the style and structure of participants’ English academic papers and increase their confidence when writing research articles in English.



This workshop will consist of four teaching sessions conducted online, starting at 9:00 and ending at 15:30. As well as input sessions from the instructor, there will be a lively mix of group work and discussion as well as plenty of opportunities to ask questions. To keep energies levels high, there will be plenty of short breaks and a longer break for lunch.



The session comprises of four, 90-minute training sessions via Zoom plus an
additional 30 minutes Q & A session.



  • The writing process
  • Classic mistakes made in wriXen academic English
  • The structure of an English paper, paragraph and sentence
  • English vocabulary and phrases used in academic English
  • Internet tools to help you make the correct word choice
  • Focus on the introduction and positioning your research
  • Understanding what reviewers are looking for in a paper
  • Editing your own work (including punctuation)



To get the most out of this workshop, participants should:

  • Have a reasonable internet connection and have downloaded Zoom.
  • Have a sample paper from their field of research available as a PDF for the day of the workshop. This should be something they have enjoyed reading, or consider an example of a well-written paper.



Participants will be provided with a handout, slides from the training and a comprehensive list of resources. The trainer is also happy to answer any questions on an ongoing basis by email or phone.


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.