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Scientific Writing by Dr. Brian Cusack of Science Craft

When: 11th-12th October 2018

Where: D00.013

Course content:

Apply five key principles of scientific writing
Contruct a memorable "take-home message"
Connect all components of their paper in a flowing narrative
Overcome writers' block
Structure their paper to increase impact
Use the writing process to inform their own research
Understand the role of "story telling" in scientific writing

For further details of the workshop, please check link here.

General notes for transferable skill requirements:

LSM students should participate in at least three transferable skills courses during their doctoral studies. It is not necessary that these courses be those offered by the LSM, so long as you receive a certificate of attendance, this can be handed into the LSM office to count towards your curiculum.

Doctoral students from outside the LSM are permitted to participate in our transferable skills courses, should there be a course of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact the LSM office.

Cancellation policy:

Once you have registered for a course provided by the LSM, you will be held responsible to participate or you will be unable to attend any further workshop provided by the LSM. Please give at least 48hours working days´notice to the LSM office before the course, should you be unable to attend, so that another student may take your place. If you fall ill on the day of the course, a doctor’s note is necessary.


The GraduateCenter-LMU also offers courses which are open to all LSM students. For details visit

Previous transferable skills courses


If available, course descriptions are provided by clicking on the name of the workshop.

  • Grant proposal writing by Science Craft, 18th & 19th of June 2018

  • Leadership skills by Sabine Lerch, 12th and 13th of December 2017

  • Getting Published & Understanding Peer Review by Dr. Brian Cusack, 23rd & 24th of March 2017
  • Communication and Team by Sabine Lerch 13th & 14th of December 2016
  • Scientific Writing: Scientific Craft by Dr. Brian Cusack 27th & 28th of October 2016.
  • Grant proposal writing: Scientific Craft-instructed by Dr.Cusack and Dr. Babette Regierer. 10th & 11th March 2016.
  • Presentation skills: M.A. Sabine Lerch, 14th & 15th of January 2016.
  • Rhetoric skills and practice: "How to convince with a talk at an academic conference"- Dr Susanne Frölich-Steffen 29th-30th of January 2015 Full description of the course please click here.
  • Leadership skills- M.A. Sabine Lerch 11th-12th of February 2015. For a full description please click here.