Netherlands, Nijmegen

Perfecting your Academic Writing Skills

when 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 625

Experienced writing coaches teach you powerful strategies to help you increase both your productivity and the quality of your writing. You will learn how to manage your writing process while writing and revising your own paper or thesis chapter.

Although writing is one of the most essential skills for a PhD student, many are not the productive super writers they would like to be. During this one week course, experienced writing coaches will teach you powerful strategies that help you increase both your productivity and the quality of your writing. Interaction with fellow writers is a vital part of this course.

Every day starts with a 2 hour interactive group lecture. Themes of the lectures include:

Getting to know personal strengths and pitfalls as a writer
Steps in a typical writing process: maximizing your efficiency
Writing techniques, e.g. speed writing
Reader-oriented writing
Editing: do’s and don’ts
Perfecting your academic English
The rest of the day will be productive writing time, during which a writing coach is present to help you with any questions or problems you might have. Each participant will furthermore participate in one 2 hour peer feedback session, guided by an experienced writing coach.

Course leader

Griet Coupé
Programme Manager Academic Communication
Radboud In’to Languages & Nijmegen Centre for Academic Writing

Target group

This course is designed especially for PhD students, although master students with a fairly advanced level of academic writing are also encouraged to participate.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:
Manage your writing process in a more effective way,
Use strategies to increase your productivity,
Tailor your academic writing to the needs of your intended audience,
Improve the structure, style and vocabulary of your texts,
get maximum return from peer feedback.

Fee info

EUR 625: Normal fee


€ 563 early bird discount – deadline 1 March 2019 (10%)
€ 531 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 469 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)
€ 313 students and staff from Radboud University (50%)

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