E.2  Workshop on research-article writing


This 12-hour practical workshop intends to help UPM teachers write up their research by providing them with guidelines and tutorials, stylistic and linguistic repertoires, and practice with authentic materials—their own work. It adopts a computer-assisted format and offers a stage-by-stage learning scheme with English as the language of instruction, as well as a hands-on participative dynamics in which the attendants will draft and revise self-writtten article samples. These will be discussed in class and given feedback by teacher and peers.


To enable participants to gain insight in the research-article genre and agility and autonomy as professional writers:

  • By broadening their stylistic and lexico-grammatical repertoires.
  • By providing them with strategies to produce effective sentences and paragraphs.
  • By raising their awareness of the socio-cultural factors surrounding and affecting the text (e.g. disciplinary variation and house style) as regards format and features.
  • By improving their writing abilities via process and product approaches: to encourage them to discover valid exemplary models for their field and develop strategies to reach their standards of informative quality, concision, and correction.
  • By allowing them to focus sessions on their particular gaps and insecurities, demanding theoretical and practical instruction according to their needs.


  • Map of participants’ difficulties at research-article writing.
  • Written academic style (reminder of distinctive features).
  • Strategies for building effective sentences and paragraphs.
  • Repertoire and use of linking words.
  • Research article sections:
    • Introductions: Types and strategies. Formulation of objectives, research questions and hypotheses.
    • Methods: Tense and voice.
    • Results: Commenting patterns, tenses, tentativeness, commentary of graphic information.
    • Discussion: Positioning towards findings, re-statement of hypotheses, explanation of findings, suggestion of implications.
  • Writing essentials: Readibility, reader-considerateness, and personal imprint.


  Colaboradora del I.C.E. de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


  Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
  E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


Duración: 12 horas

Fechas: 26, 27 y 28 de abril de 2017

Horario: De 09:30 a 13:30

Lugar: Aula 11. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

(Inscripción cerrada)

Participants' Profile: To make the most of the seminar, it is desirable that participants have an intermediate level of proficiency in the English language (B1 or beyond).

Requisite: Participants should bring their own research papers in progress and a pen-drive.