Online-Workshop: Scientific and Academic Writing in English

Even for those who have attained a high level of written English, there are many small points of grammar and style that can confuse and hamper the non-native writer.  We will focus on these and other language questions in a systematic manner, while building on your store of academic vocabulary and expressions. There are regular writing tasks to practice the skills learnt, with feedback following each exercise.


  • How to be productive - Essential tips
  • Using appropriate phraseology
  • 3 methods for analysing your structure
  • Achieving a good ‘flow’ of ideas and expression
  • Accuracy in definition
  • Developing your ability to edit your work
  • Presenting data and data commentary
  • Understanding the most common mistakes

This course also offers the opportunity to work on a short piece of your own writing, in collaboration with your colleagues on the course and the native-speaking course leader.

In the following video, your trainer Mark Edwards introduces you to the workshop in more detail:
"Scientific and Academic Writing"

Dates and Timetable

June 27, 28 and 29, 2022: 9–12 am



Status members
University of Potsdam
partner institutions external
PhD 40€ 240€ 290€
Postdoc 60€* 240€ 290€

*This fee also applies to postdocs from the other universities in the Postdoc Network Brandenburg (PNB)BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

Further information on the workshop program and our partner institutions.

The calculation of the workshop fees for this workshop is analogous to that for a 2-day in-person workshop.



  • Englisch


  • PhD candidates, Postdocs


  • Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards is an English Language & Communications Specialist who worked as a graphic designer and marketing expert in Great Britain for over 22 years. Subsequently, he has worked as the National Training and Development Manager for a network of over three hundred Printing and Graphic Design businesses in the UK, developing and delivering training courses for business owners and their staff on Design Consultancy, Marketing, Management, Sales and Customer Service.
    Since 2010, Mark has been successfully delivering specialised English courses in Germany in association with Kompetenzia International. Clients include well-known national companies and major Universities and Research Institutes.

    More about Mark Edwards



Mo., 27.06.22, 09:00-
Mi., 29.06.22, 12:00




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