Lecturer: Prof. Sandra S. Rossie (Perdue University, Indiana;

Date: 23.05.-20.06.2022

23.05. Monday (2:00-4:00 pm)

25.05. Wednesday (3:00-5:00 pm)

30.05. Monday (2:00-4:00 pm)

02.06. Thursday (2:00-4:00 pm)

07.06. Tuesday (2:00-4:00 pm)

09.06. Thursday (2:00-4:00 pm)

13.06. Monday (2:00-4:00 pm)

15.06. Wednesday (2:00-4:00 pm)

20.06. Monday (2:00-4:00 pm)

Location: Room 2298, AVZ (In special cases Zoom is possible as well)

Registration: Email to multiscale.clocks[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Course objectives:

The goal of the course is to provide you a strategy for approaching a manuscript and also to provide insight into some technical details of both science and English writing construction that will help smooth your way. Therefore we expect everyone to work on a writing project, either a draft manuscript or a preliminary manuscript/outline for a research project in progress.

We anticipate there may be three types of writers in the course: those who have begun a manuscript already, those who are ready to begin writing a manuscript for research that is done or almost done, and those who know what their project is but have collected little or no data. All three types of writers are welcome. You should expect to devote 1-2 h of writing per day to make good progress on a new manuscript draft.


  • If you begin with a manuscript draft, our hope is that you will be able to develop this draft significantly during this course.
  • If you begin with all your data in hand and nothing written, developing a 1st draft for a manuscript is a reasonable project for this course. It will take work.
  • If you are just beginning your project, you can develop an outline of a manuscript with figures and a summary of critical experiments, then work on this outline as you perform and review your research and talk to your advisor and colleagues.

This course meets for 2- 50 min sessions 2 days per week. In addition to course meetings, Mrs. Rossie offers to meet with each student seperately to individually provide detailed feedback on their writing project.