Writ­ing an Ex­posé

"... and then all we need is your synopsis!" Writing an exposé - whether for clarifying the topic, for the supervisor or for applying for a scholarship - is often the decisive step towards a binding entry into the PhD phase.

In this workshop, we will use practical methods, focusing exercises, tips and information as well as feedback and exchange to clarify central questions around this important text type:

  • What does a good exposé look like and which text modules does it include?
  • What specific topic do I want to work on?
  • Which methods will I use?
  • What are the questions and goals that my doctoral project will address?
  • How do I formulate my PhD project so that others recognize the value of my research?

This workshop is aimed at PhD students just before or at the beginning of the PhD phase who currently want or need to prepare a synopsis for their project. You will delve deeper into your topic and the process of exposé writing, and take your text a step further.

A prerequisite for participation is that you are specifically working on an exposé at the time of the workshop and bring a first draft (1-2 pages) to the workshop.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024, 9.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m. (online).

Contact person: Dr. Andrea Karsten



For binding registration, please fill out the form below completely. The registration deadline is 48 hours before the workshop starts. Please note that we can only process complete registrations.

Important: The workshop registration form currently only works to a limited extent, which is why we ask you to send your registration by e-mail to kompetenzzentrum.schreiben(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de. It should contain the same information as the form (name, e-mail, course/subject and semester) and have the subject "Writing an Exposé".