6236 Writing Retreat
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Lozano, Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Robert-Andre Martinuzzi
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/09/23 to 02/14/23
Registration at the institute
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Doctoral/PhD Programs
Day Date Time Room
Friday 03/17/23 10:30 AM - 06:30 PM Extern
Saturday 03/18/23 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Extern
Sunday 03/19/23 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Extern

The writing retreat is the perfect opportunity to get off for three days, to intensively work on your next publication (journal paper, conference paper or book chapter), to get multiple rounds of feedback and support from experienced scholars. The course targets PhD students who have already taken beginners courses on academic writing and who currently work on an academic publication.

The writing retreat will take place over the period of three days in a row (March 17th - 19th 2023) to overcome the challenges of being frequently distracted by other tasks and to ensure that you make substantial progress on your paper. It takes place off-campus (at, estimated costs for two nights and three days full board 300 Euro in single room), a writer’s friendly environment and allows concentrating on the writing task without any distractions and with no pressure.

Learning outcomes

You will substantially improve your writing skills and your paper. In particular you will

  • pursue and potentially finalize a concrete writing project
  • learn how to transfer insights gained from the writing retreat to your daily routine of writing
  • reflecting on your writing
  • network and exchange writing experiences with peers
Attendance requirements

You have to attend the whole three days (March 17th - 19th 2023).

Teaching/learning method(s)

Multiple rounds of feedback from experienced writers and from your colleagues.


Active participation (60%) and substantial progress of your academic publication (40%).

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

You should have already taken a basic course in academic writing. As a starting point for the retreat, you should have completed your background research and/or data analysis and have an extended abstract at hand (do be submitted at least three days before the retreat).


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Last edited: 2023-02-15