During this workshop, we will first discuss some common phenomena to avoid when writing a formal text. Then we will cover strategies to replace informal and subjective expressions with more appropriate language. Finally, we'll look at additional choices to make your text more formal. For example, changing "look at" to "consider" already changes the tone of your text.
Besides explanation of language, tone and style, you will work on a series of assignments. You will also have the opportunity to incorporate feedback on your own text and polish it. Bring a self-written text of about 500 words to the workshop.
The workshop is offered on campus and lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. You do not need to prepare anything, just bring a self-written text of about 500 words to the workshop.
Please note that the ALP will be closed during the summer. We will let you know about new dates early September.
Number of participants
Maximum of 15
Registration and contact
For information, questions and registration please send an email to the course administration of the ALP: email@example.com. Please mention the workshop code and title: SCH-W-EN-1 / How to sound like an academic