Writing Abstracts (online)

Writing Abstracts - online21.03.2024 13:30 - 17:00 (Thu)onlineDr. Anselm Spindler

Before booking a workshop, please make sure that you can attend for the entire duration and save the dates. When participants do not show up or cancel on a very short notice, other interested parties are denied a chance to participate.


Doctoral researchers of all disciplines of the Berlin University Alliance (Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität, Technische Universität und Charité).


If an academic text is published, it typically goes with an abstract that sums up its main points. This short text is, next to the title, the reader’s main entry point into our research. Also, the abstract can be a very useful tool for our own writing process. Therefore, we will be looking at the abstract in detail: how it’s typically constructed, what best-practice examples look like, and which writing techniques can help us write our abstracts more easily. Also, you will have the chance to write a short abstract for your current writing project and get some feedback for it.


For workshops held online, participation is allowed under the following conditions: a working camera that is turned on and a microphone to allow active participation in discussions and group work. Headphones must also be used to protect other participants from office eavesdroppers. In this context, we would also like to refer to the rules for digital courses at Freie Universität Berlin (Code of Conduct).


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