Programmübergreifende Angebote | Soft Skills

Academic Writing Skills for Doctoral Students

Montag, 29.11.2010, 13:00 Uhr

Dr. Mark Kyburz, englishprojects

Diese von der Graduate School of the Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg organisierten Kurse stehen allen Doktorierenden der Phil.-hist. Fakultät offen. Freie Plätze können an MA-Studierende, Postdocs und externe Interessierte vergeben werden.

Veranstaltende: Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies | Graduate School of the Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Redner, Rednerin: Dr. Mark Kyburz, englishprojects
Datum: 29.11.2010
Uhrzeit: 13:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Ort: 206 / 212
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich

Academic Writing Skills for Doctoral Students

Dr. Mark Kyburz, englishprojects

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes

This course aims to help doctoral students in the humanities and the social sciences develop their academic writing skills. It provides a concentrated setting in which to build skills aimed at producing publishable research. Coursework focuses on enabling participants to write more effectively and with greater confidence for an international readership. By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • better recognise the features of effective academic writing
  • improve the accuracy and readability of their own writing
  • know how to proofread their own work

Course Contents

Coursework will cover the following areas:

  • Fundamentals and general principles of academic writing
  • Writing effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Ordering information, developing flow, readability
  • Use of tenses in scholarly writing
  • Style and punctuation
  • Writing abstracts, introductions, conclusions
  • Useful resources and self-study links

PLEASE NOTE: The first five sessions are primarily for incoming graduates at the GS©IASH and other doctoral students of the Phil.-hist. Faculty who have not taken this course before The final two sessions (2nd and 10th December) will be run as an open class. Last year’s participants are more than welcome to join us to refresh their writing skills and submit a sample for in-session review.

Datum: 07./15./21.10./04./18.11./ 02./10.12.2010
Ort: Universität Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, Hörsaal 206, 212

Mark Kyburz

Mark Kyburz holds a Ph.D. in English and further qualifications in adult education and solution-oriented coaching. He runs a specialist language consultancy offering bespoke services to a wide range of clients in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts and culture. He has longstanding experience of delivering tailored professional development programmes, among others for various Swiss government agencies. His teaching experience includes City University and Cass Business School (London), the universities of Basel, Bern, St. Gallen, and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). For details, see