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Writing for Academic Journals Including Peer Feedback


27.04.2022, 09:00–15:00 Uhr

11.05.2022, 09:00–15:00 Uhr

Trainerin: Lesley-Anne Weilling

Ort: Online

Sprache: Englisch

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This two-day, academic writing workshop is for anyone who needs to write and publish academic texts in English. While the workshop focuses mainly on the peer reviewed journal article, the principles of good writing apply to other academic text types. The workshop takes place over two days, separated by two weeks. In this time, participants will have the chance to read and comment on each others’ texts.


Target Audience

The workshop is for graduate students who wish to develop confidence in their English writing skills.



  • Audience, purpose and defining good academic writing
  • Learning about the cultural differences in the writing and organisation of an English research paper
  • Writing well-structured paragraphs and creating cohesion in your writing
  • Writing sentences and identifying some common mistakes in academic writing
  • Identifying a journal/what journal editors are looking for
  • Stance in academic text (hedges, boosters and reporting verbs)
  • Introducing a narrative structure into your text
  • Focus on the introduction, including the structure of the introduction and positioning your research
  • Creating a model from published papers.
  • Writing abstracts
  • Editing your text, concise writing, punctuation and useful resources
  • Improving your writing output



  • Pair & small group work in breakout rooms or smaller groups
  • General discussion
  • Individual feedback/coaching
  • Peer Review


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.