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Academic Writing II

Lecturer: Lorraine Mannion
Date: February 27-28, 2014
Venue: Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany, conference room (ground floor)
Registration: until January 31, 2014 via email: annett.hartung@iwh-halle.de. The course is designed for at most 25 participants.

Announcement: pdf

This workshop is intended to build on the Academic Writing seminar held in October 2012 at the IWH; however, it by no means excludes newcomers. As opposed to merely focusing on the abstract, in this workshop we will explore the nature of a research paper in its entirety, paying particular attention to sentence, argument and paragraph structure as well as other finer points of mechanics. On the second day, participants will have the opportunity to present current research results in the context of a conference presentation, thereby translating the written material into oral form.

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring along any research papers which have either already been published or still in the writing stage. There will be ample opportunity to undertake in-class written assignments, which will subsequently be evaluated and reviewed both by the instructor and peers.

– Develop basic academic writing skills
– Gain exposure to useful presentation techniques

– Structure of research paper
– Mechanics of writing
– Paragraphing and sentence structure
– Formulating a sound literature review
– Presenting research results at a conference


– Pair- and group work
– Individual writing assignments
– Group discussion
– Individual presentations

Lorraine Mannion is Irish and studied “Interpreting and Translating French/German/English” at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and the University of East Anglia, England. She has been working as an adjunct lecturer in English at various universities in Berlin and the new federal states since 1998. She is also a certified translator/interpreter for the Berlin notaries and courts and regularly holds seminars in academic writing at several research institutes throughout Germany.