2165 Research Paper Development
Univ.Prof. Dr. Susann Fiedler
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/01/22 to 09/30/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 10/05/22 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 10/12/22 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM D5.6.019
Friday 10/28/22 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM D5.6.019
Wednesday 11/09/22 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM D5.6.019
Wednesday 12/07/22 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM D5.6.019
Wednesday 01/18/23 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM D5.6.019
Wednesday 02/01/23 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM D5.6.019

During this course, PhD students learn how to transform their research ideas and results into publishable manuscripts. The course is divided into four units: (1) Prepare writing, (2) Writing, (3) Editing, and (4) Peer-review. We will discuss and practice drafting, editing, and revising academic writing with the help of hands-on exercises as well as feedback from the instructor and peers.

Learning outcomes

Students will plan, draft, revise, edit and review scholarly manuscripts. We will learn to adapt writing to different audiences, purposes, and contexts. Students will practice conducting comprehensive literature reviews of their field. With sufficient data/ ideas, students can produce an article ready for submission over the course of the semester. 

Attendance requirements

For this lecture participation is obligatory. Students are allowed to miss a maximum of 20%

Teaching/learning method(s)

Introduction of writing techniques  through presentation. Hands on practise of writing  through exercises and checklists for manuscript preparation, writing and editing. Direct feedback through the instructor and peers.


Manuscript draft (50%),

Constructive peer review (30%)

Contributions in class (e.g., analysis of target journals in your field, outlines and rough drafts, 20%)

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

To benefit from the class, you need to be at least in the design stage of your research project. 

Recommended previous knowledge and skills

To benefit from the class, you need to be at least in the design stage of your research project. 

Availability of lecturer(s)

Unit details
Unit Date Contents
1 5.10. 2022 || 9:30 - 11

Online Meet-up via Slack: Welcome, Identification of Research Topics, Introduction to Structure of the Class

2 12.10.2022 || 9:30-11

Live Meet-up: 3-Layer Method of Building a Paper, Content Structure, Narrative Structure

3 13-15.10.2022

Slack Meet-up: Identifying Great Papers in Your Field

4 28.10.2022 || 9:30-11

Live Meetup: Introduction Formula, Openings, Building a Storyline

5 9.11.2022 || 9:30-11

Live Meet-up: What's your Story Line?

6 10.-15.11.2022

Slack Meet-up: How do you start?

7 1.- 6.12.2022

Slack Meet-up: How Provide Feedback and to Revise

8 7.12.2022 || 9:30-11

Live Meet-up: Writing a Transparent Method Section

9 8.-14.12.2022

Slack Meet-up: Identifying Informative Method Sections in Your Field

10 11.-17.1.2023

Slack Meet-up: Show me your methods, I'll show you mine.

11 18.1.2022 || 9:30-11

Live Meet-up: Writing a Comprehensive Result Section & Designing Informative Graphs

12 19.-31.1.2022

Slack Meet-up: Let the Results Tell the Story 

13 1.2.2022 || 9:30-11

Live Meet-up: Conclusion Formula & Feedback 

Last edited: 2022-09-14