In English, please!
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In English, please!

The Writing Center also offers workshops and consultations in English. On this page, you can find information on our upcoming writing workshops that will be held in English.

In order to register for a workshop or to make an appointment for a consultation, please write an e-mail to: schreibzentrum[at]rub.de

Workshops

Writing a Final Thesis

Writing a bachelor thesis or master thesis can be a challenging task. The expectations are high - not only those of your supervisor, but especially those you set for yourself.
This workshop aims at helping you to prepare and approach the work on your thesis. More precisely, we are going to focus on the following aspects:

  • approaching and structuring your writing process
  • developing and structuring ideas for a topic
  • narrowing down your topic in order to generate an appropriate research question/(hypo-)thesis
  • finding, selecting, and working with your reading material
  • planning your writing project
  • keeping yourself motivated and writing

When: 10 - 12 July 2017, 9am - 15pm
Where: SH 1/187



Mini-Workshops

Writing the Introduction for your Paper/Thesis

The introduction gives readers a first impression of what you are going to do in your paper or thesis. It also helps you -- as the writer -- to stay focused on your topic instead of drifting away from what you intend to convey in your text. In this mini-workshop, we are going to explore the purpose and specifics of the introduction, and create a first outline for your own one.

When: 25 August 2017, 9am - 13pm
Where: SH 1/197



Writing in English: "Moves" and the Academic Phrase Bank

Writing a paper or thesis in English can be tough, especially when English is not your first language. This workshop introduces you to a helpful tool for writing texts in English: the Academic Phrase Bank. You will learn about the different “moves” – the functions of specific phrases -- in academic texts and how to use academic expressions for your writing projects.

When: 19 January 2018, 10am - 1pm
Where: SH 1/197







Consultations

We also offer consultations in English. If you have any questions concerning the work on your writing project, you can either drop by between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday to talk to one of our peer-tutors, or you can make an appointment with a member of the writing center staff by writing an e-mail to schreibzentrum[at]rub.de

Our consultation sessions usually take about 45 minutes. Possible topics to talk about include, but are not limited to:

  • developing a topic and/or research question
  • finding and working with reading material / research literature
  • structuring your writing process
  • planning your writing project
  • "writer's block" and motivation
  • specifics of academic text genres, e.g. essay, exposé, term paper, thesis, Hausarbeit,...