Key Competencies
Academic Writing

Academic Writing

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Whether term papers, essays or dissertations: writing is a process involving more than writing some words down. From the initial vague idea to the finishing touches – the steps in between are all part of academic writing. The team responsible for the key competence of writing provides support in this process to students of all disciplines – from the planning stage to the revision of texts.

Note: The International Writing Team / InterWRITE provides support for international students and writing projects in German or English as a second/foreign language.

We offer support on the following topics:

  • Specifying the topic
  • developing research questions and outlines
  • working with sources
  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Structuring material
  • Writing and reviewing texts ...

INDIVIDUAL ADVICE

Wheelchair-accessible meeting rooms: Our advisory services at the Conti-Campus are accessible for people with disabilities. If you are unable to visit us during our consultation hours, simply contact us. We will arrange another time for an appointment. Our contact details are shown at the bottom of this page.

  • Text feedback

    What is text feedback?

    Text feedback provides feedback on the results of text production, e.g. on the draft of an outline, introduction and summary, individual paragraphs and chapters. Each piece of feedback focuses on a particular area:

    • Clarity of the text structure
    • Use of appropriate academic language
    • Comprehensibility of the wording

    Text feedback is useful at every stage of text production – whether for the first draft, the revised version or the final version.

    Why is text feedback useful?

    You gain a professional external perspective, giving you fresh impetus to revise your draft text. That will motivate you to keep on writing! The process is as follows:

    • Arrange an appointment with us.
    • Send us up to ten pages of your text three days before the appointment at the latest, and tell us what we should focus reading on (see above), then we will read your text.
    • Bring a copy of your text to the meeting.

    We look forward to seeing you and reading your text!

  • Our method of working

    During writing support

    • We meet for an individual 45-minute session
    • We discuss the question you have concerning academic writing
    • We address a specific writing task, e.g. an essay or report
    • We formulate realistic work steps
    • We do not read entire pieces of work, but give feedback on up to ten pages of text (see above)
    • We do not give private tuition for spelling, grammar or punctuation.

    We support students by

    • Accompanying the writing process
    • Explaining and breaking down the academic writing process
    • Talking about writing problems and finding solutions together with the student
    • Communicating working, reading and writing strategies
    • Giving productive, motivating feedback
    • Reading and discussing up to ten pages of text per session
    • Providing material.
  • Starthilfe Schreiben, Guidelines , FAQ

    Publications

Open consultation hours (without appointment)

Wed, 02.00 - 03.30 p.m.

Infothek at the ServiceCenter (Welfenschloss)

Thu, 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.

TIB Conti-Campus (wheelchair accessible)

Consultation hours (appointment needed)

Appointments via e-mail


CONTACT / INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS

Dipl.-Kulturwiss. Theda Bader
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
Dipl.-Kulturwiss. Theda Bader
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
M.A. David Kreitz
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
M.A. David Kreitz
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
Dipl.-Päd. Tabea Pirl
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
Dipl.-Päd. Tabea Pirl
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
Dr. Astrid Schürmann
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215
Dr. Astrid Schürmann
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
215