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Academic Writing (generic course)
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5007-21-00-25 
Enrollment deadline: 08/09/2021
PlaceDue to Covid19 this course will be conducted online
Date and time22.09.2021, at: 09:00 - 30.09.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee6,250.00 kr.
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personDitte Balder    E-mail address: 
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserDitte Balder    E-mail address: ditte@global-denmark.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Exam formCourse participation under invigilation
Exam formCourse participation
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Criteria for exam assessmentActive participation required
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Theory exercises12.00


[Note that this course is delivered as two times two consecutive days one week apart: 22-23 September + 29-30 September]

Write effectively, and make it more likely that your work will be accepted. This 4-day course enables you to do exactly that through:

• Efficient writing routines
• Insights into the mechanics of a scientific paper and its various sections
• Constructive feedback from instructors and peers
• Clear syntax, correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary
• Targeted argumentation

Your own texts will be subject to analysis and feedback. You will experience that through active writing, you become productive and, in addition, a valuable contributor to fellow scientists’ work.

The course aims at all PhD students engaged in scientific writing. Scientists from various disciplines are welcome to attend.

Learning outcome
By the end of this workshop, you should see improvement in your ability to:

• Write and communicate in correct English
• Assess text quality
• Read and discuss logically
• Analyse and synthesise
• Cooperate in a team environment
• Keep your “writer’s optimism”

Hand-outs, including programmes for each day, annotated text samples and a practical booklet with writing tools and checklists.

Teaching and learning methods
Short lectures, active writing exercises, group discussion and analysis.

Payment and cancellation - read this!
Please note that this course is a so-called generic course, which means that it is not pre-paid by your university. You or your employer therefore must pay for the course. This applies to all PhD students across all universities and departments.

Course fee:

The course fee is DKK 6,250.00. This includes VAT.
Applicants will be asked to provide invoicing information which will be used to collect the course fee.

The course fee will be charged in full if enrollment is cancelled 14 days or less before the course.

Communication consultants Claus Adam Jarløv, Mark Harvey Simpson and Ann Britt Donovan from GlobalDenmark.

GlobalDenmark is quality-certified with the University of East London’s Quality Mark. This assures that their PhD courses comply with rigorous quality criteria on teaching methodology, teacher qualifications and course management.

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