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Scientific Paper Writing

Technical University München

Trainer: Dr. Aniko Balazs
Date: 19.10.2017, 09:00 - 17:00 & 20.10.2017, 09:00 - 17:00 
Financial contribution: 40 EUR
Location: TUM Graduate School, Boltzmannstr. 17, 85748 Garching

Writing your dissertation is comparable to running a marathon: you need stamina and determination. To avoid feelings of being lost, alone, and disoriented, join this two-day workshop and get support for managing your writing.

During the dissertation process, you are required to write and publish at least one scientific paper. To rise up to the challenge of such a project, you will need manifold competences, profound knowledge of the genre, and a realistic picture about the expectations to meet. In this workshop, you will become acquainted with the norms and conventions of scientific paper writing. Focusing on both process and product, you will discover the benefits of a systematic approach to writing. You will develop sensibility for overall text structures as well as for cohesive scientific argumentation. 

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to

  • analyze and evaluate sample papers
  • reflect on your own writing process
  • make critical judgements on your own writing
  • create a repertoire of effective self-editing tools.

Participants are required to read the following article in advance: 

Gopen, G. D. and Swan, J. A. (1990). The Science of Scientific Writing. American Scientist, 78:57-63. Accessible online from: 


Course dates
02 November 2017 - 03 November 2017
Dr. Aniko Balazs
Department title
TUM Graduate School
TUM Graduate School, Room 101
Boltzmannstr. 17