NEW! Workshop Effective Academic Writing

Practical information

Target group: BA and MA students of Leiden University and other universities
No. of lessons: 2
Dates: Tuesday 8 and 22 November 17.15-19.00 hrs

€ 45,- for students of Leiden University

  € 75,- for others


Do you have to write a thesis in English? Are you lost for words or worried about the structure? Are you having difficulties in ordering your information in a logical way?

If all this is costing you way too much time, you might want to come to these two lectures. The lectures are especially useful for students who are already working on their academic article, and you are invited to bring your work along on your laptop.

During the first lecture, you will learn how to find the appropriate academic words, rehearse some important grammar issues and discover the secret of creating readable sentences in English. You will also learn to apply the basic principles of academic argumentation to your own work. This will enable you to improve the general structure of your article, correct the use of vocabulary and grammar where necessary and present your information in a way that is clear and logical for English readers.

In the second lecture, you will learn to look at your text from an English reader’s perspective, which will help you to present your arguments in clear and effective paragraphs. In this stage, you will revise your sentences and paragraphs using a technique that gives you more control over your readers’ interpretations. At the same time, it will help you to refine your own style of writing.

 The maximum number of participants for this set of lectures is 50, so make sure you register in time!

Last Modified: 27-09-2016