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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]rub.de

Poster Academic Writing Courses-winter Semester 2018-19
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Course Program Winter Semester 2018/2019
Course Program Winter Semester 2018/2019





Our current program for the winter semester is out!


See below for more infos on the seminar, workshop and mini-workshops.

Seminar (Optionalbereich)

Writing Academic Texts -- A Process-oriented Course (5 CPs)

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 GRADING

Registration is open from 17 September 2018 to 14 December 2018 via eCampus.



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: 23 November 2018, 9am - 12pm
WHERE: SH 1/197




Revision Strategies for Academic Writing Projects


WHEN: 8 February 2019, 10am - 1pm
WHERE: SH 1/197












Workshop

Writing your Paper or Thesis

This workshop aims at helping you to prepare and approach the work on a paper or 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: 24./25. January 2019, 10am - 4pm
WHERE: SH 1/172



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,...