TUTORIAL: Academic Writing and the Scientific Work Process in April and May

Dear colleagues,

Anahita Abrahamian is hosting a workshop for academic writing for Proseminar 1 classes  this semester. See the overview below for detailed infos.

TUTORIAL:  “Academic Writing and the Scientific Work Process”

(held by Mag. Anahita Abrahamian)

Are you currently taking the Proseminar 1 course?

Are you struggling with how to write, structure and do research for your first mini-paper?

Are you unsure how to use academic language?

If so, do not despair! Join the tutorial – you will get all the help you need! It takes place in the TV Room of the English Department Library (first floor). Registration is not necessary. If you have one, please bring a laptop or tablet. PowerPoint slides, handouts and worksheets with exercises will be provided for you.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Session 1: Tuesday, April 4th, 16-18h

narrowing down field/topics of interest; thesis statement & hypothesis; literature research (using the library & online databases, Google Scholar etc.); reading techniques, taking notes while researching; differences between various academic sources (monograph, anthology, journal, …); how to carefully use the internet as a source

Session 2: Friday, April 7th, 14-16h

citation, quotation; style sheets for literature & linguistics; paraphrasing vs. summarizing, plagiarism and how to avoid it

Session 3: Tuesday, April 25th, 16-18h

structuring, outlining a paper; close-up on the three parts (introduction/main body/conclusion), choosing appropriate chapter headings/sub-headings

Session 4: Wednesday, April 26th, 16-18h

academic language and conventions; informal/formal language; hedging; transitions and linking; structuring paragraphs; Q & A

 OPEN SESSION: “Library literature research Q&A”

(held by Mag. Karin Lach)

In addition to the tutorial, there is the opportunity to stay on for another hour after the tutorial for a library literature research Q&A/open session with our librarian Karin Lach. You can do some of your literature searching on your own device (e.g. laptop) and ask Karin Lach anything concerning research.

Date Academic Writing Tutorial (Anahita Abrahamian) Literature research Q & A/open session (Karin Lach)
April 4, 2017 TV room, 4-6 p.m. TV room, 6-7 p.m.
April 7, 2017 TV room, 2-4 p.m. TV room, 4-5 p.m.
April 25, 2017 TV room, 4-6 p.m. TV room, 6-7 p.m.
April 26, 2017 TV room, 4-6 p.m. TV room, 6-7 p.m.

If there are enough spaces, other students are welcome to join the open session!

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