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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]

Seminar (Optionalbereich)

Writing Academic Texts -- A Process-oriented Course (5 Credit Points)

This course aims at enabling students to approach academic writing from a process-oriented perspective. The emphasis of this course is on the writing process as well as on the specifics of writing academic texts in English as a second language. Aspects that are going to be a part of the course include:

- finding a suitable topic
- developing a research question/thesis
- finding and working with reading material / research literature
- structuring and reflecting the writing process
- developing strategies for reading and writing in English (as a second language)
- working with the Academic Phrase Bank
- common academic text genres

Writing exercises and writing assignments are going to be an integral part of the course.
Students are introduced to different approaches for the writing of academic texts in English and will try out different techniques and strategies that help them to structure and reflect their own individual writing process. Moreover, students will learn how to use resources like e.g. the Academic Phrase Bank with purpose.

More details concerning the dates, requirements and exams:


How to get started: Developing Ideas for your Writing Project

There is a writing assignment you have to do but you are not sure how and where to begin? In this mini-workshop, you get the opportunity to try out different methods to generate and structure ideas for a paper or thesis. In a step-by-step approach, we are going to refine rough ideas until they can be narrowed down to a research question that you could explore for your assignment.

WHEN: 13 July 2018, 9am to 12pm
WHERE: SH 1/197


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]

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,...