XDOC2005 Conference abstracts (2 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


Attending conferences provides researchers at all stages with the unique opportunity to share their own research—and to interact and network with others. Finding the most suitable conference and writing a successful abstract are crucial first steps in this process. The aim of this course is to support doctoral researchers in this endeavour.

Course content:

  • How to avoid predatory conferences.
  • Different kinds of abstracts and their underlying structure.
  • How to determine rhetorical moves in abstracts.
  • The importance of a catchy title.
  • The language of abstracts.
  • How to choose keywords for your conference abstracts.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are expected to…

  • know how to find suitable conferences.
  • be aware of the characteristics of successful abstracts.
  • be able to identify different rhetorical moves in abstracts and apply this knowledge to their own writing.

Additional information

For any questions concerning this course, please contact the course-specific responsible teacher and not the curriculum-level responsible teacher whose contact information you see on this page. You can find the course teachers and their contact information by going to Completion methods -> Teaching -> Basic Information. 

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
80% attendance, class participation, and submission of all required assignments.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail