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Peer critique group for scientific writing in English

What?

Each meeting we discuss and critique the draft of (part of) one journal article or dissertation chapter or poster from a member of the group, and give advice on how to improve it according to principles of excellent scientific writing in English. We receive the draft (about 10 pages) a few days earlier and read it before the meeting.

 

Why?

Critiquing others’ writing, and receiving critique on your own writing, is one of the most effective ways to improve your writing. Previous members have experienced a significant improvement in the quality of their writing, as well as in their confidence and ease in writing. Come and try it!

 

Who?

Any interested doctoral students and postdocs in fields related to Cognitive Science (psychology, linguistics, biology, computer science, artificial intelligence, etc.). Most have already taken some or all of the seminars in scientific writing in English offered at the University. These are highly recommended – especially “Abstracts”, “Story Line and Logical Flow”, and “Concise and Precise Writing”.

 

When?

Tuesday 13:30-15:00

December 1 & 15, January 12 & 26, February 2

 

Where?

57-409

 

How?

Get on the mailing list by contacting Prof. Dr. Shanley Allen, allen[at]sowi.uni-kl.de. You will then receive the invitations to each meeting, and the drafts to read beforehand.

 

My Paper?

Any member can offer a piece of writing to be discussed. Let us know by e-mail or in the meetings if you have something for us to read!