Writing Academic Reviews

GSLPS & GSCSA training course
University of Tartu
15 May 2018, 10:00-16:00
Jakobi 2-114

This workshop will focus on how to write different types of academic reviews such as a book review, a volume review, a thesis review, as well on writing reviews of a popular science book, a scholarly article for a peer-review journal, etc. We will analyze different sample reviews for comparison and try writing a brief review on a short academic study (article or essay; individual feedback for each review will be given later electronically).


Plan of the workshop:

10:00–11:00 Introduction, various types of reviews (writing an academic review, sample reviews); structure of reviews;

11:00–11:20 Coffee break

11:20–12:30 Writing a book (a monograph) review; a volume (scientific journal, conference volume) review; a popular science book review; a review of a thesis or an argumentative essay;

12:30–13:30 Break

13:30–16:00 Hands-on: students writing a short academic review, final discussion.

Individual feedback sent to students later by email.


The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Vladimir Sazonov , Senior Researcher at the Centre for Oriental Studies in the University of Tartu.

Online registration is available untill May 5, 2018. The number of students who can participate is limited.

Additional information: GSCSA project manager Anastasiya Astapova anastasiya.astapova@ut.ee.


This event is financed by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Regional Development Fund).