800922 text and context in sciences

summer semester 2013 | Last update: 05.07.2013 Place course on memo list
text and context in sciences
SE 2
not applicable

Participants should

  • be able to reflect the principles of science as a social system
  • understand how academic texts work
  • see the differences between academic disciplines and fields
  • understand the rules and roles in academic publishing
  • learn how to desseminate the findings of a research project


Research is a social affair: There is no science without communication. Publishing your own findings and acknowledging (and being critical of) those of others is essential to science. Academic publications are indispensable both for producing and transfering scientific knowledge.

The aim of the seminar is to show why and how texts are produced in the research life cycle. By making intuitive knowledge explicit and applicable participants should be able to better understand and develope their writing and publishing skills.


  • Writing while doing research
  • Academic genres: research, teaching and popularizing
  • European and angloamerican styles of academic writing
  • Basics of academic EnglishStrategies and mechanics of publishing


The methods applied will include theoretical input, discussions, exercises, „Q&A“ and the exchange of individual experiences.

Participation in the seminar sessions and the completing of tasks and exercises will be the basis of individual evaluation.

Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2013-05-24
10.00 - 18.00 60602 SR 60602 SR Barrier-free
Sat 2013-05-25
10.00 - 15.00 60602 SR 60602 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2013-06-21
10.00 - 18.00 60408 SR 60408 SR Barrier-free
Sat 2013-06-22
10.00 - 15.00 60408 SR 60408 SR Barrier-free