CC-Workshop "Research Articles"

Career Center Workshop

  • Date: Dec 9, 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Tomoko Kurihara
  • Tomoko grew up in the US, Japan and the UK. She studied Anthropology at University College London and completed her PhD research in Anthropology and Sociology of Japan at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. After gaining postdoctoral research experience at London School of Economics and Cambridge University, she worked in the automotive industry as an intellectual property manager. Tomoko has published a monograph among other writings. Since 2016, she has been teaching academic writing at the Sprachenzentrum, University of Greifswald, to early-career researchers. She also offers courses in Japanese. As a Japanese to English translator she has contributed to BBC documentaries.
  • Location: online
  • Room: Zoom
  • Host: Career Center
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Clear and logical writing—this is vital for academic writers.

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My workshop aims to develop this key skill through focus on structure and elements of style. When attempting to express complex ideas, our writing at times tends to become quite obscure and we might be tempted to write in convoluted sentences full of jargon just because that is what we think is expected of research writing. But impenetrable and pretentious technicalities only hinder communication. It is much better for you (and your readers!) to write directly and precisely.
Learning just a few structural and stylistic points about writing will help you effectively communicate your top-notch research to members of your research community as well as to the general public. As many problems with research writing are common to all disciplines and at all career levels, my workshop is open to all individuals with the motivation to improve their writing. Simply apply what you learn here to writing in your own discipline.

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