NEW: Crash Course starting in November 2023
This three-part crash course teaches you all 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
> Still unsure? Our consultations are confidential. Don't hesitate to reach out! Just email your questions to:
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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:
|Thursday||23 November 2023||4:30-6:30 pm||Part 1: Define Your Research Question, Choose Your Methodology, Structure Your Topic (Slides)|
|Thursday||30 November 2023||4:30-6:30 pm||Part 2: Find, Sort and Review Literature (Slides)|
|Thursday||7 December 2023||4:30-6:30 pm||Part 3: Follow Rules of Citation, Expression and Document Format Style (Slides)|
(The next set of course dates is scheduled for spring 2024.)
You are welcome to attend without a concrete project in mind. Prior registration is not necessary. Participation is voluntary and free.
Please be respectful and log into course meetings ahead of time using your full name.
Then check that your microphone and camera devices function properly before the meeting officially begins.
Resources & Support
The links below provide free 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 Ms. Gelver at the library.
- SOFTWARE > ask the IT-Service.
- SUBJECT DETAILS > ask your faculty advisor.
- PERSONAL AFFAIRS > ask Mr. Eiserfey or call the Nightline.
All of these contacts speak English and offer help to anyone in need. Don't hesitate to contact them!
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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