International Competencies

Online-Workshop: "Topics, Theses & Arguments - Online Writing Workshop" (12.06. & 26.06.2023, 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (s.t.))

Online-Workshop: "Topics, Theses & Arguments - Online Writing Workshop" (12.06. & 26.06.2023, 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (s.t.))

This workshop is organised by LIfBi and BAGSS.

Short Outline:

The art of formulating precisely, clearly and convincingly is a central component of the scientific writing process. This writing workshop will lay the theoretical foundations for dealing with the main components of scientific texts - topic formulation, theses and arguments - guided by the following questions: How can a research topic be meaningfully narrowed down and precisely formulated? How do you formulate a successful thesis? How does one build different argumentation structures?

In the first synchronous online unit, the participants work on their own research project. This involves the identification of a topic and the development of a scientific question, accompanied by theoretical input on the development of different argumentation structures as well as collegial exchange. In the asynchronous phase of 2 weeks between workshop days, participants elaborate their writing project, supported by the instructor via e-mail, telephone or video conference. In the second synchronous unit, the participants' written texts are discussed and critically reflected upon in the group. In writing tandems, the exist-ing argumentations are further developed and revised. In this context, selected writing methods are tested and practiced.

Maximum number of participants: 12 persons

Date & time: Monday, June 12 & Monday, June 26, 2023, 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (s.t.)

Location: Online via Zoom

Lecturer: Dr Sabrina Sontheimer, kommkult – Kommunikationskultur gestalten

Dr Sabrina Sontheimer studied Literature, Linguistics and Theater at the LMU in Munich. She has a PhD in English Literature and she worked as scientific fellow and lecturer at the Chair for English Philology in LMU, with a 10-year experience in university teaching. She is a certified trainer in communications, in university teaching with a specialization on virtual teaching, and in academic writing.

Course units: 8

Registration: Please register via this form by May 29, 2023.