NEW: Crash Course starting April 2021
This three-part crash course teaches you the relevant basics regarding academic writing.
It offers the opportunity to improve your practical knowledge and learn important technical skills.
For further information please see down below under 'Workshops & Events'.
Are you anxious about the writing process? Having trouble advancing your project? We are here to help you!
We offer all university students individual project guidance via phone or online meeting regarding:
- time management & motivation
- choice of topic, research question & content structuring
- academic language & style
- citation & bibliography
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Workshops & Events
Prepare for your academic writing projects by attending our interactive online crash course 'Writing a Paper or Thesis' where we explain how to proceed:
|Tuesday||April 20, 2021||2-4 pm||Part 1: Defining Your Research Question, Choosing Your Methodology, Structuring Your Topic (Slides)|
|Wednesday||April 28, 2021||12:30-2:30 pm||Part 2: Finding, Sorting and Reviewing Literature (Slides)|
|Tuesday||May 4, 2021||2-4 pm||Part 3: Rules of Citation, Expression and Document Format Style (Slides)|
(The next set of course dates is scheduled for autumn 2021.)
You are welcome to attend without a concrete project in mind. Prior registration is not necessary. Participation is voluntary and free.
Please log into course meetings ahead of time and check your audio, microphone and video devices.
Resources & Support
The links below provide explanations and examples for the most important steps of the academic writing process.
(Please foremost take note of the specifications made by your faculty department and / or your supervising professor.)
- Critical Materials = how to evaluate the quality of a source
- Harvard Instruction = essential reading habits
- Good Question = examples to help you formulate your research question
- Methodology = factors to consider when choosing your research methods
- Overview = list of standard elements within a research paper
- IMRaD = filling each chapter with the appropriate subject matter
- Types of Text = ideas on how you can structure your content
- Academic Phrasebank = collection of phrases you can directly incorporate into your academic text
- English for Uni = tips on language & style
- Guide = extensive key to citations & bibliography
- Final Recommendation = Find a fellow student to edit & proofread your text. (Don't wait too long to ask!)
A wide range of general guidebooks is available at the university library.
For questions regarding:
- RESEARCH > ask Mr. Jegodzinski at the library.
- SOFTWARE > ask the IT-Service.
- SUBJECT DETAILS > ask your faculty advisor.
For further help try the Support Finder.
> Are you feeling overwhelmed? Talk to us! We are here to help you. Just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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