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Report 2010-2011

Publishing and Writing Module The MWP considers writing and publishing a core element of academic advancement. Two sets of activities are carried out to support the Fellows in this area; the workshops organized by the Programme and the writing activities offered by the EUI Language Centre/FIESOLE Group. The activities are designed not only to assist nonnative fellows in fine-tuning their English language skills but also to support the writing process for all members of the Programme and for them to excel in English academic writing. The activities are organized into three components: i) an academic writing course, offered in the First Term, and ii) individual tutorials and iii) disciplinary writers’ groups, the latter two continuing throughout the year. The EUI Language Unit

and the Max Weber Programme also offer the Fellows an extensive correction service. English language correction is offered to all Fellows for their publications and working papers. Several Fellows also use the correction service for their Power Point slides, CVs and cover letters.

Teaching Module The Max Weber Programme aims to improve and develop standards of excellence in Fellows’ teaching skills. Actual teaching by Fellows is not a MWP requirement but taking into account that Fellows arrive with differing teaching experience, and that

The 2010-2011 activities on publishing and writing Workshop, ‘Research and Grant application: how to write a research proposal’ (with EUI Faculty)

Individual tutorials on book proposals (with Richard Fisher, Executive Director CUP)

Workshop, ‘Publishing strategies, Refereeing Peers and Citation Indexes’ (with EUI faculty)

Research Grant Proposal (with written feedback from EUI Faculty)

Workshop, ‘How to write a book proposal for top publishers’ (with Cambridge UP; Oxford UP)

MWP Working Paper, to be published in Cadmus (with written feedback from EUI mentor)

Taught module, ‘Academic Writing in English’ Writers’ Groups, both by discipline and interdisciplinary Individual tutorials on written work: research proposal, working paper, book proposal, course syllabus, job talks, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

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Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  

Reports on the 2010-2011 teaching and research activities of the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences,...