Center for Academic Writing “Impulse”

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Jules Renard

Writing is thinking on paper.
William Zinsser

When writing about science, don't simplify the science; simplify the writing.
Julie Ann Miller, former editor of ‘Science News’

Writing is a lot easier if you have something to say.
Sholem Asch
The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good writing is clear thinking made visible.
Bill Wheeler

A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only the educated are free.
Epictetus

One`s work may be finished someday, but one`s education never.
Alexandre Dumas

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle
Upcoming events

Join Summer Writers’ Group in July 2020!

Writers' Group aims at providing mutual support in a challenging process of preparing a research article. Sometimes encouragement & the knowledge that other people are interested in your work can be inspiring and helpful.


Joining Writers ’Group with “Impulse” is a great way to:
  • spark your creativity
  • make time for writing in your busy schedule
  • discuss some writing strategies and techniques
  • get feedback from group members
  • feel support and help while working on your research article

Candidates should have:
English Language Level – minimum: B1
• Research ready to be published

The first meeting: July 15
Time: 17.00-18.00
Venue: Zoom
Moderator: Valeria Evdash

How to apply for the course?  
Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ email address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru
Write the Email Subject Line: Summer Writers’ Group
Deadline: July 14



Join us for Online Writing Meetup on July 9, 2020!

Online Writing Meetup is a meeting for those who would like to take up writing, to share ideas, & to be inspired. There will be lots of writing.
This event is only for the UTMN faculty & staff.  

Time: 17.00-18.30 
Venue: Zoom platform

If you are attending, please register through this link. Registration deadline - July 8.
Registration is mandatory.


Join the Online Course from your home in April 2020!

Would you like to unlock some new skills during the lockdown?

Join the online course “Paraphrasing in Academic Writing!"

Dates: April 06 - April 19, 2020
The online course: 24 academic hours
The course is delivered through synchronous and asynchronous learning.

How to apply for the course?  
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ email address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru
• Write the Email Subject Line: PAW
Deadline: April 02

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate.


Join Writers’ Group in January 2020!

Writers' Group aims at providing mutual support in a challenging process of preparing a research article. Sometimes encouragement & the knowledge that other people are interested in your work can be inspiring and helpful.


Joining Writers ’Group with “Impulse” is a great way to:

  • spark your creativity
  • make time for writing in your busy schedule
  • discuss some writing strategies and techniques
  • get feedback from group members
  • feel support and help while working on your research article

Candidates should have:
  • English Language Level – minimum: B1
  • Research ready to be published

The first meeting: January 30
Time: 17.00-19.00
Venue: 23 Lenina Street Office 209
Moderator: David Dusseault, professor at SAS


How to apply for the course?  

  • Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ email address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru
  • Write the Email Subject Line: Writers’ Group
Deadline: January 28


Join the Gaming Meetup in January!


The participants of December Gaming Meetup were so enthusiastic about the game so we decided to establish a new tradition of having a gaming meetup on a regular basis.

If you want to boost your vocabulary, test your paraphrasing skill, and have fun, come & play Taboo.  It is an exciting board game that challenges players to guess words and phrases.  The aim of the game is to describe a word without using certain words.


Moderator: Yana Smagina, EFL teacher

Date: January 23, 2020 

Time: 17.00-19.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/position/university unit or institute/email address via email: cawi@utmn.ru

Write the Email Subject Line: 23.01.20

Registration is mandatory.


Join the Gaming Meetup in December!


The participants of December Gaming Meetup will play taboo & boost their vocabulary. 


Taboo is an exciting board game that challenges players to guess words and phrases.  The aim of the game is to describe a word without using certain words. 


Come & have fun! 


Moderator: Yana Smagina, EFL teacher

Date: December 19, 2019 

Time: 18.00-20.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/position/university unit or institute/email address via email: cawi@utmn.ru

Write the Email Subject Line: 19.12.19

Registration is mandatory.

Deadline: December 16

 

Join us for the workshop for university faculty & researchers on December 11, 2019!


Topic: Creating Coherence & Cohesion in Academic Writing 

Time: 17.00-19.00 

Venue: 23 Lenina Street    Room 100

Trainer: Valeria Evdash


Abstract: 

This workshop will present some tips on how to make your writing logical, united and easy for the reader to follow. To maintain the flow of your writing, your text should have two essential characteristics of good writing. They are coherence and cohesion. Coherence refers to the “rhetorical” aspects of your writing, while cohesion focuses on grammatical aspects of your writing. During the workshop, participants will be engaged in hands-on activities.


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 11.12.19



Join the Academic Discussion Club in November!


The Academic Discussion Club (ADC) is a welcoming space for the university postgraduates, faculty, and researchers to discuss topical issues, discoveries, and trends of the modern scientific world. 


Topic: “Precautionary principle in environmental decision-making”

Abstract

The precautionary principle is an approach in decision-making on issues considered uncertain and, therefore, in situations when the risk is involved. We will talk about this principle on an example of two environmental issues: DDT (insecticide) and nuclear energy hazards. The issue of DDT is an example of the situation when necessary actions that were not taken early enough led to some environmental problems. Nuclear Energy issue in the light of the Chernobyl and Fukushima catastrophes is still under public consideration. 


Moderator: Anastasiia Vasiullina, engineer-researcher of International Complex Research Laboratory for Study of Climate Change, Land Use and Biodiversity, X-BIO. She studied at the geography faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University and master program Environmental Management in Kiel University, Germany, as well as Environmental Engineering in Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France. Her scientific interests are paleopedology, geoarchaeology, and geoecology.


Date: November 20, 2019 

Time: 18.00-20.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/position/university unit or institute/email address via email: cawi@utmn.ru

Write the Email Subject Line: ADC

Registration is mandatory.

Registered participants will get some study materials prior to the session.

Deadline: November 19


Join “Writing a Research Paper” Course in October 2019! 


Would you like to prepare a draft of a scientific article for an international journal?


The blended course: 72 academic hours

Dates: October 21 - December 23, 2019

F2F classes: every Tuesday from 18.00 to 20.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street Office 209


Candidates should have:

• English Language Level – minimum: B1

• Research ready to be published

• Three articles from the selected journal you wish to get published in


How to apply for the course?   

• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

• Write the Email Subject Line: WRP


Deadline: October 15


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 



Join us for the workshops "How to Write a Successful Grant Proposal" in August 2019!


The purpose of the workshops: to refine a draft of your grant proposal for the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)


Dates: August 28 - 29, 2019

Time: 17.00-20.00 

Venue: to be confirmed 


To participate in the workshops, a draft proposal is mandatory.


Topics:

• Proposal structure

• Typical mistakes

• Title & Abstract

• Evaluation criteria 


Speakers:

  • Valeria Evdash, Center for Academic Writing "Impulse"

  • Andrei Lymar,  Department of research analytics & international rankings 

  • Alexander Sorokin, Department of Russian History, the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities


How to apply for the course?   

• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/e-mail address  via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: Заявка на грант 

Deadline: August 25


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 



Join us for the Science Communication Seminars with Michael Brody in July 2019!


  Dr. Michael Brody is currently a Fulbright Short Term Specialist at the University of Tyumen, in Russia for about 6 weeks during the summer of 2019.


 Dr. Michael Brody is an environmental scientist who since 2012 has been teaching in the Department of Environmental Science at the American University in Washington DC USA.  He was a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at the National University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent from late August 2017 to the end of January 2018.  He was placed in the Ecology section of the Biology Faculty, where he lectured on climate change and its effects, and on pollution and health.  He went to the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek for the summer of 2018.

 Dr. Brody had a long career in the Federal Government before coming to American University. He started his career in wetlands research and modeling with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He then had 20+ years of scientific leadership with the US Environmental Protection Agency. He carried out numerous projects in environmental policy & risk assessment, climate change, technology outlooks & impacts, strategic planning, and international environmental capacity building. His 20 years of international scientific projects with the EPA took him to 17 countries, with a focus on the former Soviet Union, especially Russia and Ukraine, & Africa. His work in Central Asia began in Kazakhstan in 2011 as a Visiting Professor at the Kazakh National Medical University and then at the Kazakh National Agrarian University.  He has published papers on air quality and health in Kazakhstan.  He began visiting Uzbekistan in 2014. Dr. Brody has ongoing collaborations with colleagues in Tashkent and in Bishkek in climate change and water policy and air pollution and health.  Some of his current interests include studies of policies in Uzbekistan that discourage the adoption of drip irrigation in cotton agriculture.  He also consults for the World Bank in Washington DC.


The first seminar: July 16, 2019 

Time: 14.00-16.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209

The schedule of the seminars will be discussed during the first meeting. 


The overall scientific context of the seminars includes:

• Understanding of global, regional and national environmental issues

• Understanding of the inter-disciplinary approach to environmental science


Small group discussions in English of any journal articles, environmental reports, or even articles about environmental issues in mass-media articles that we would read as a group.


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/position/university unit or institute/email address via email: cawi@utmn.ru

Write the Email Subject Line: 16.07.19

Registration is mandatory.



Join us for Writing Meetup on July 3-4, 2019!


Writing Meetup is a meeting for those who would like to take up writing, to share ideas, & to be inspired. There will be lots of writing. 


Time: 10.00-14.00 

Venue: 23 Lenina Street, Office 209


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: Writing Meetup



Join us for the workshop with Springer Nature on June 25, 2019!


Springer Nature is a global publisher dedicated to providing the best possible service to the whole research community. More than 3,000 journals and over 9,000 books are published annually. Today, Springer Nature publishes more than half of all Russian publications in international journals.


Time: 15.00-19.00 

Venue: 18 Semakova Street, the Library and Museum Complex, Governor’s Hall


Program:

1. Daria Iovcheva, Senior Licensing Manager, Springer Nature (Russia/Ukraine/Belarus/Georgia)

Topic: How to get published in international research journals 


2. Andrei Lymar, Director, UT Department of research analytics & international rankings 

Topic: Indicators for research journal evaluation


3. Valeria Evdash, UT Center for Academic Writing "Impulse"

Topic: Strategies for writing an abstract


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 25.06.19



 Join the Academic Discussion Club in April!


The Academic Discussion Club (ADC) is a welcoming space for the university postgraduates, faculty, and researchers to discuss topical issues, discoveries, and trends of the modern scientific world. Club meetings are held every month.


Topic in April: “Climate Change: Reality or Exaggeration?”


Moderator: Nina Nesterova, a junior researcher at the lab of polar and subpolar geosystems at the sector "Cryolitogenic, biological, energetic and informational resources of Arctic", X-BIO.

Nina graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University (faculty of geography, department of World Physical Geography and Geoecology). She graduated with a master’s degree from Lund University, Sweden (the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at the faculty of Science). She has always been interested in the Arctic region from different aspects of physical geography, now her interests are more focused on permafrost landscapes and remote methods of permafrost research.


Date: April 24, 2019 

Time: 18.00-20.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/position/university unit or institute/email address via email: cawi@utmn.ru

Write the Email Subject Line: ADC April

Registration is mandatory. Registered participants will get some study materials prior to the session.

Deadline: April 22



Join us for the workshop for university EFL teachers on April 23, 2019!


Topic: Critical Thinking and Academic Writing: How They Enhance Each Other


Time: 15.30-19.00 

Venue: 25 Lenina Street    Room 304

Trainer: Nancy Burkhalter, Seattle University, USA


For over 20 years, Nancy Burkhalter has taught writing and study strategies to undergraduates and graduates in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. She specializes in teaching critical thinking, especially analytical and persuasive writing. She earned a B.A. in linguistics and foreign language teaching (French and Russian), a master’s in English education, a second master’s in journalism, and the doctorate in applied linguistics. Teachers have been very important in Nancy’s life, and she is honored to be a part of her own students’ education. Along with learning languages, she enjoys writing fiction and recently finished a historical novel about Frederic Chopin set in revolutionary France.


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 23.04.19



Join us for the workshop for university faculty & researchers on April 22, 2019!


Topic: How to Submit a Polished Journal Article: Grammar, Literature Review, Research, Choosing a journal


Time: 15.30-19.00 

Venue: 25 Lenina Street    Room 304

Trainer: Nancy Burkhalter, Seattle University, USA


For over 20 years, Nancy Burkhalter has taught writing and study strategies to undergraduates and graduates in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. She specializes in teaching critical thinking, especially analytical and persuasive writing. She earned a B.A. in linguistics and foreign language teaching (French and Russian), a master’s in English education, a second master’s in journalism, and the doctorate in applied linguistics. Teachers have been very important in Nancy’s life, and she is honored to be a part of her own students’ education. Along with learning languages, she enjoys writing fiction and recently finished a historical novel about Frederic Chopin set in revolutionary France.


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 22.04.19



Join us for a lively discussion with Elena Arbatskaya on March 20, 2019!


The Academic Discussion Club (ADC) is a welcoming space for the university postgraduates, faculty, and researchers to discuss topical issues, discoveries, and trends of the modern scientific world. Club meetings are held every month. 


Date: March 20 

Time: 18.00-20.00 

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209

Moderator: Elena Arbatskaya, Institute of Social Sciences & Humanities

Tyumen State University


The theme of the discussion: Feminism: National, Academic and Media Dimensions 


Talking points: 

• Global and Russian Feminism  

• Feminism in the Digital World

• Feminism in Academia


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru   

Write the Email Subject Line: ADC March

Registration is mandatory.


Join “Doing Publishable Research (DPR): 

A Series of Seminars with SAS International Faculty” Course in March 2019! 


The purpose of the course: to improve your English language writing skills and to create an action plan for your research paper

Dates: March 12 - April 23, 2019

Time: 18.00-19.30 

Venue: 2/1 8 Marta St., School of Advanced Studies 


Schedule:

March 12                   

Trainer: Margret Grebowicz

Topic: Developing a long term research program: why modeling humanities on natural and social science doesn’t work and what we can do about it


March 19

Trainer:  Louis Vervoort 

Topic: Publishing articles in international (English) journals in natural sciences: 

a few good practices and tricks


March 26

Trainer:  Erika Wolf 

Topic: Journal publishing in the humanities: Selecting journals, preparing your manuscript, and responding to reviews


April 2

Trainer: Giacomo Andreoletti 

Topic: What rejections teach us and why our manuscript is not accepted. A case from international journals of analytic philosophy


April 9

Trainer: Valeria Evdash 

Topic: 3R-Workshop: Reading & wRiting about Research


April 16

Trainer: Zachary Reyna

Topic:  Early Career Publishing and Looking at a Journal from Within: a case study as assistant editor of _Political Theory_


April 23

Participants’ presentations “Action plans for your research papers”


How to apply for the course?   

• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/e-mail address  via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

• Write the Email Subject Line: DPR

Deadline: March 11


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 



Join us for the workshop for university faculty & researchers on February 26, 2019!


Topic: Reporting Verbs in Research Writing

Time: 16.00-18.00 

Venue: 23 Lenina Street    Room 209

Trainer: Anna Levenkova


Abstract: 

This workshop will focus on reporting verbs used to incorporate citations in your research paper. The appropriate use of reporting verbs is crucial for voicing your arguments.  You will learn the differences between reporting verbs and become more confident to use a verb with the correct nuance. 


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 26.02.19



The Center launches the Academic Discussion Club on January 30, 2019!


The Academic Discussion Club (ADC) is a welcoming space for the university postgraduates, faculty, and researchers to discuss topical issues, discoveries, and trends of the modern scientific world. Club meetings are held every month. 


First Meeting: January 30 

Time: 18.00-20.00 

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 209

Moderator: Denis V. Sharapov, PhD

2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Russia

Postdoctoral researcher

International Laboratory for Climate Change, Land Use, and Biodiversity

Tyumen State University


The theme of the discussion: Societal Collapse


Participants are expected to read two short and engaging texts prior to the session. Your answers to the posed questions will help guide the discussion.


1) Tainter, Joseph A. (1988). The collapse of complex societies. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-5. 

  • What is a societal collapse?

  • What is the purpose of Tainter’s book? Do you think it is an achievable and/or useful objective?


2) Diamond, Jared M. (2005). Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. New York: Viking, pp. 95-99, 107-111.

  • What is it that everyone seems to find fascinating about Easter Island?

  • What is the reason, according to Diamond, that prompted the Easter Island populations to erect the stone statues?

  • What is the sequence of events that led to the collapse of the Easter Island society?


To participate in the meeting, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru   

Write the Email Subject Line: ADC

Registration is mandatory.



Join us for the workshop for university faculty & researchers on January 16, 2019!


Topic: Can your research paper be elegant?

Time: 16.00-18.00 

Venue: 25 Lenina Street    Room 304

Trainer: Valeria Evdash


Abstract: 

While writing a research paper in English, scholars often aim to create a concise, clear, and coherent text that is grammatically correct. However, in the pursuit of grammar accuracy, scholars often neglect different ways of expressing ideas creatively to get these ideas stuck in the reader’s mind. This workshop will present some tips on how to make an academic text elegant. During the workshop, participants will be engaged in hands-on activities aimed at employing such techniques as coordination and parallelism that will add a flash of elegance to the text and enhance the reader’s interest in the paper. 


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 16.01.19



Join us for the workshop on December 6, 2018!


Topic: Russian Researchers' Typical Mistakes in English Language Writing

Time: 15.00-16.30 

Venue: 25 Lenina Street     Room 304

Trainer: Denis V. Sharapov, PhD

2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Russia

Postdoctoral researcher

International Laboratory for Climate Change, Land Use, and Biodiversity
Tyumen State University


Abstract: 

Today the vast majority of research papers are published in English. Would you like to publish your work in a high-ranking peer-reviewed English-language academic journal? If the answer is yes, you should know that many reviewers associate poor grammar with laziness and a lack of respect for the reader. In fact, grammatical errors may distract and confuse readers to the point where they will not finish reading your manuscript. This workshop will help improve your English writing skills by going over some common grammatical mistakes made by Russian academic writers. 


To attend the workshop, please send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 

Write the Email Subject Line: 6.12.18



Join “Writing a Scientific Paper” Course in October 2018! 

Would you like to prepare a draft of a scientific article for an international journal?

“Writing a Scientific Paper” course was designed within the framework of the UK Bilateral Projects Programme Bid “Enhancing publishing activity in high impact journals within the Framework of Internationalisation of Russian Higher Education”. The course was consulted by the experts from NILE, UK.

The blended course: 72 academic hours
Dates: October 04 - December 23, 2018
F2F classes: every Thursday from 18.30 to 20.45
Venue: 23 Lenina Street Office 215 

Candidates should have:
• English Language Level – minimum: B2
• Research ready to be published
• Three articles from the selected journal you wish to get published in

How to apply for the course?   
• Write a motivation letter in English stating the rationale for your research 
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address and motivation letter (as an attached document) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 
• Write the Email Subject Line: WSP

Deadline: October 2nd

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 



Join “Strategies for Cohesion (S4C)” Course in September-October 2018! 

How can you make your text flow smoothly?


The blended course:16 academic hours (12 ac/h – workshops; 4 ac/h - independent work)

Dates: September 10 - October 7, 2018

F2F classes: every Tuesday from 18.30 to 20.45

Venue: 23 Lenina Street Office 215 


Topics:

  • Language Flow

  • Adding clarity and style 

  • Linking Strategies

  • Paragraph and Sentence Development


Candidates should have:

  • English Language Level: Pre-Intermediate + 


How to apply for the course?

  • Send your application with your name/ position/university unit or institute/e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru   

  • Write the Email Subject Line: S4C


Deadline: September 7th

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 



Join “Strategies for Cohesion (S4C)” Course in May-June 2018! 


How can you make your text flow smoothly?


The course is 10 ac/h (7 ac/h – workshops; 3 ac/h - independent work)

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 


Schedule: 

May 22nd, 18.30-20.15 - Connecting ideas logically

May 29th,  18.30-20.15 - Using or avoiding transition words

June 5th,   18.30-20.15 - Adding clarity and style 


Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Office 215


Candidates should have:

English Language Level: Pre-Intermediate + 


How to apply for the course?

• Send your application  with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ e-mail address via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru   

• Write the Email Subject Line: S4C

Deadline: May 21st


NB. If you want to participate only in one or two workshops, you can send your application via the same e-mail; in the subject line write the date of the workshop, e.g. 22.05. 



Join “Writing a Scientific Paper” Course in April 2018! 

Would you like to prepare a draft of a scientific article for an international journal?

“Writing a Scientific Paper” course was designed within the framework of the UK Bilateral Projects Programme Bid “Enhancing publishing activity in high impact journals within the Framework of Internationalisation of Russian Higher Education”. The course was consulted by the experts from NILE, UK.

The blended course: 72 academic hours
Dates: April 25 - June 30, 2018
F2F classes: every Wednesday from 18.30 to 20.45
Venue: 23 Lenina Street Office 215 

Candidates should have:
 
• English Language Level – minimum: B2
• Research ready to be published
• Three articles from the selected journal you wish to get published in

How to apply for the course?
     
• Write a motivation letter in English stating the rationale for your research 
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address and motivation letter (as an attached document) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 
• Write the Email Subject Line: Writing a Scientific Paper

Deadline: April 23rd

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 




Join us for the workshop for university faculty & researchers on April 11:

Topic: Paragraph Writing Strategies

The trainer: Ania Bailey, Head of Centre for English Language and Communication, Aston University, Birmingham (UK)

Time: 16.00-19.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Room 501



Join “Writing a Scientific Paper” Course in January 2018! 

Would you like to prepare a draft of a scientific article for an international journal?


“Writing a Scientific Paper” course was designed within the framework of the UK Bilateral Projects Programme Bid “Enhancing publishing activity in high impact journals within the Framework of Internationalisation of Russian Higher Education”. The course was consulted by the experts from NILE, UK.


The blended course: 72 academic hours
Dates: January 22 - April 08, 2018
F2F classes - every Wednesday from 18.30 to 21.00
Venue: 23 Lenina Street Office 215 


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate

Candidates should have:
 
• English Language Level – minimum: B2
• Research ready to be published
• Three articles from the selected journal you wish to get published in

How to apply for the course?
     
• Write a motivation letter in English stating the rationale for your research 
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address and motivation letter (as an attached document) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 
• Write the Email Subject Line: Writing a Scientific Paper

Deadline: January 18th



Join us for the following workshops in December 2017:

The workshops focus on tiny essential details for scientific writing.
You should bring an article from the journal you wish to get published in. 

December 05th, 15.30- 17.00 -  Punctuation Tips for Scientific Writing: Part 1
December 12th, 15.30- 17.00 - Punctuation Tips for Scientific Writing: Part 2
December 19th, 15.30-17.00 -  Choosing British or American English for a Scientific Article



Join “Strategies for Paragraph Development (SPD)” Course in December! 

Would you like to improve your scientific writing skills in English?

Learning Outcomes: 
By the end of the course, you will be able to write a well-developed paragraph. 

Topics:
  • Sentence Writing Strategies
  • Linking Strategies
  • Language Flow
  • Paragraph Development

Dates: December 4 - December 25, 2017
The blended course is 16 ac/h 
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. 

The first face-to-face class: December 7 (Thursday), from 18.30 to 20.45
The course schedule will be discussed during the first meeting.

Venue: 23 Lenina Street   Office 215

Candidates should have:
  • English Language Level: Pre-Intermediate + 

How to apply for the course?
  • Send your application  with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ e-mail address) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru   
  • Write the Email Subject Line: SPD

Deadline: November 30th



Join us for the following workshops in November 2017: 

The workshops focus on connecting ideas in scientific writing.
You should bring an article from the journal you wish to get published in. 

November 11th, 18.30- 20.00 -  Language Flow
November 16th, 18.30- 20.00 - Transition Words: Comparison & Contrast
November 23rd, 18.30-20.00 -  Transition Words: Cause-Effect
November 30th, 18.30- 20.00 - Transition Words: Time & Space



Join us for the following workshops in October 2017: 

The workshops focus on using verbs in scientific writing.
You should bring an article from the journal you wish to get published in. 

October 12th, 18.30- 20.00 - Infinitives or Ving Forms in Scientific Writing
October 19th, 18.30- 20.00 - Active vs Passive
October 26th, 18.30-20.00 - Tenses in Scientific Writing



Join “Writing a Scientific Paper” Course in September! 

Would you like to prepare a draft of a scientific article for an international journal?

“Writing a Scientific Paper” course was designed within the framework of the UK Bilateral Projects Programme Bid “Enhancing publishing activity in high impact journals within the Framework of Internationalisation of Russian Higher Education”. The course was consulted by the experts from NILE, UK.


Dates: September 18 - December 10, 2017
The blended course is 12 weeks long.
Face- to - face classes - every Tuesday from 18.30 to 20.45

Candidates should have:
 
• English Language Level – minimum: B2
• Research ready to be published
• Three articles from the selected journal you wish to get published in

How to apply for the course?
     
• Write a motivation letter in English stating the rationale of your research 
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address and motivation letter (as an attached document) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 
• Write the Email Subject line: Writing a Scientific Paper



Join us for the following workshops in September 2017: 

September 13th, 15.30- 17.00 - Reading Strategies for a Scientific Paper
September 21st, 15.30- 17.00 - Summarizing Strategies for a Scientific Paper



Join 3R-SUMMER CLUB in June!

(Reading & WRiting about Research)

Total Hours: 72 academic hours

June, 29-30, July 1 – F2F (24 ac/h) 

July-August- async online learning (44 ac/h)

September – 2R-Session (WRapping-up & Reflection)   (4 ac/h)

Candidates should have:
• English Language Level – minimum: B2
• Research ready to be published 

How to apply for the course?
• Write a motivation letter in English stating the rationale for your research 
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address and motivation letter (as an attached document) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 
• Write the Email Subject line: 3R SUMMER CLUB




Join us for the workshops "How to Write Grant Proposals" in May 2017:

The trainer: Panda Powell, 
Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance 
(University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)

Dates/Time: 
May 15      15.30-17.00
May 17      15.30-17.00
May 18      18.30-20.00

Venue: 23 Lenina Street Room 501



Join “Writing a Scientific Paper” Course in April! 

Would you like to prepare a draft of a scientific article for an international journal?

“Writing a Scientific Paper” course was designed within the framework of the UK Bilateral Projects Programme Bid “Enhancing publishing activity in high impact journals within the Framework of Internationalisation of Russian Higher Education”. The course was consulted by the experts from NILE, UK.

Dates: April 17 - June 11, 2017
The blended course is 8 weeks long: 
 Face- to - face classes - every Thursday from 18.30 to 21.00

Candidates should have:
• English Language Level – minimum: B2
• Research ready to be published 

How to apply for the course?
• Write a motivation letter in English stating the rationale for your research 
• Send your application with your name/ position / university unit or institute/ research issue/ phone No/ e-mail address and motivation letter (as an attached document) via e-mail: cawi@utmn.ru 
• Write the Email Subject line: Writing a Scientific Paper
• Take an English placement test (the date and time of the test will be arranged individually) 



Join us for the following workshops in April 2017:
April 13th, 18.30-20.00 - Using Commas in Scientific Writing 
April 18th, 15.30- 17.00 - Using Articles in Scientific Writing
April 20th, 15.30- 17.00 - Reading Strategies for a Scientific Article
April 26th,  18.30-20.00 -  Reading Strategies for a Scientific Article


For more details go to Services & Courses