English Finish now offers bespoke intensive workshops on academic & writing skills in English – at your university, institution or organisation.
These workshops are particularly recommended for those non-native English speakers who find writing for research challenging. Check the FAQs below to find out how you can benefit and how you can book a workshop.
• Yes, if you are an academic, postdoc or PhD student looking to publish your research in English and need to boost your confidence in writing.
• Yes, if you already publish in English and aim for top-tier journals.
• Yes, if you want to learn how to organise your content, structure your argumentation and manage your project and time more efficiently.
Taking part in a workshop will
• Enhance your ability to write clearly, especially for academic purposes (e.g. research papers, monographs, conference submissions, proposals for funding).
• Boost your chances of getting a paper accepted for publication in a top-tier journal.
• Increase your chances of participating in international research programmes.
• Enable you to collaborate more effectively with co-authors from different countries.
The workshops aim to help you
• Learn techniques for brainstorming ideas when you feel stuck.
• Organise your content usefully and structure your argumentation.
• Find out how AGILE methods can help you manage your project and deadlines (to avoid cramming and stressing out).
• Learn how to work better with your co-authors on collaborative projects.
• Write more clearly and concisely.
• Avoid common pitfalls in English usage, grammar and syntax.
• Avoid ambiguity, verbosity, inadvertent plagiarism.
• Learn how to write effective proposals in English for projects and papers.
• Address productively the concerns and suggestions of peer reviewers.
• Typically, a workshop is thematically structured and involves presentations, pair exercises, group exercises and intensive one-to-one tutorials.
• The duration depends on which modules you’ve chosen: the class-based workshop lasts 1–5 consecutive hours (excluding breaks). The tutorials usually last 45–55 minutes per participant.
• Your laptop or tablet, if you’re comfortable typing on the latter. This isn’t an absolute prerequisite, but you will get much more out of the exercises that involve working on your own material.
• Writing material (pens and paper – scrap paper is fine).
This depends on the number of the participants, the length of the workshop, the structure of the workshop (i.e. class-based only, tutorials only or a combination of both) and the location.
The fee covers preparation, delivery, travel expenses and accommodation costs. The time spent on preparation varies, depending on your requirements. The total fee also depends on the number of participants and the total duration of the workshop.
Please get in touch with Artemis Gause at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to discuss the best workshop for your students or staff and to request a costed workshop plan that fits your needs.