Academic Writing PhD

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Engels - Language & Training Centre (2017)

Academic Writing in English for PhD students

Are you a PhD student? Are you in the process of writing a PhD thesis or academic article and do you need help navigating the ins and outs of good academic writing? If you answered yes to one of these questions, this course is for you.

What will you learn?

During this six-week course, you will become familiar with all the skills needed to write and edit an academic paper for publication. Each week, a specific topic is presented, and participants share knowledge and learn new skills through interactive discussion. The course also allows for a deeper analysis of academic writing through the writing, reviewing and editing of different assignments. In addition, each week participants will read, and peer review the work of one or more students.

The classes will be online and consist of a mix of live interaction and individual work. Aside from the class, participants are expected to spend approximately two to three hours a week on preparation and self-study. These courses consist of six group sessions of three hours each and one individual session at the end of the course. The components of this course include:

  • The writing process for each section of a paper
  • Formulating arguments and presenting data
  • Clear organisation and coherence throughout the text
  • Writing clear and concise paragraphs
  • Structure and discourse
  • Writing correct English at sentence level (including grammar, style and vocabulary)
  • The use of sources (summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, and referencing)

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Course information

Registration deadline-
Duration6 weeks
LanguageEnglish is spoken in the lessons.
Course fee

Rate 1: PhD Students: € 515,-

Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

My employer paysIf you need an invoice for your employer, we ask you to inform us of this by email before  registration. After payment via the webshop, an invoice can no longer be obtained.
Course materialThe course materials are not included in the course fee. In the confirmation (after the deadline), which you will receive if the course goes ahead, we will inform you of the details.
GroupsOur groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 10, the maximum is 12. Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course if the required minimum number of participants is not reached. Whenever a course is canceled due to few registrations, you will be informed and your fee will be refunded.
Good to know
  • This course is only open to PhD students who are in the process of writing a PhD thesis or academic article. Participants must be able to produce examples of their own written
    work, as this will be a part of the material used in the course.
  • This course is open to EUR students as well as students from other universities. 
  • Participants are expected to follow all classes. In addition, all assignments must be completed by the deadlines.
  • Participants who attend at least 5 sessions and complete all assignments will receive a certificate of attendance.
Terms & conditionsBy registering for this course you agree to our requirements and general terms and conditions. For questions, check out our FAQ pagina


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