Academic Writing in English (Part 2)

This course is designed to refresh or polish academic writing skills in English. It is the opportunity for those actively involved in writing academic papers to take a step back and look at what is involved in the process. Whereas Part 1 in the winter semester focussed on a top down approach to writing, Part 2 will focus more on the sentence level of writing.  You do not need to have taken Part 1 to be able to enrol in Part 2.

Part 2 will cover:

  • Sentence structure
  • Sentence length
  • Academic style in terms of verb tense, vocabulary choice
  • Commenting on diagrammatic information
  • Making generalisations and qualifications
  • Language of cause and effect
  • Language of comparison and contrast
  • Paraphrasing and summarising
  • Punctuation

The course is interactive and practical.  Any theoretical input will be immediately put into practice through exercises and participants are encouraged to reflect on their own writing.

 Please note:

Participation is subject to the successfully passed public presentation of your dissertation project.

Date & Registration

Group 1:

6 April 2018, 9:00-13:00
13 April 2018, 9:00-13:00
20 April 2018, 9:00-13:00

Group 2:

7 June 2018, 9:00-13:00
14 June 2018, 9:00-13:00
21 June 2018, 9:00-13:00

Location: Center for Doctoral Studies, Berggasse 7, Seminar room 2 (2nd floor)

Registration: Online registration

Registration takes place exclusively online via UNIVIS. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Senj Temple

Senj Temple has an MA in Applied Linguistics and both the Certificate and Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL). Seh is Canadian and has taught English in one capacity or another for over 20 years, having taught in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Italy and The Netherlands. She came to Austria in 2007 and has been teaching Academic Writing Skills not only at the Doctoral Centre of the University of Vienna but also at the Diplomatic Academy, and at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Burgenland and Krems. She also gives writing workshops at the UN. She is particularly interested in designing practical workshops to meet the needs of graduate students and professionals.