Scientific Writing workshop

Objectives and Content

The objective of the scientific writing workshop is to teach you the basics of scientific working and writing methods. The workshop creates room to discuss writer’s blocks, ask questions on a specific writing problem or to focus on a current writing project. You will also discuss different topics on writing:

  • Linguistic basics: Grammar, orthography, punctuation; role and position of the author, reader guidance, reasoning within the text
  • Formal basics: the context of form and content; composition and structuring of scientific works; Arranging of texts
  • Methodical basics: scientific research and quotation; literature assessment and processing; formulating research questions; planning and organising scientific works
  • Disciplinary basics: scientific research and writing in different disciplines
  • Psychological basics: dealing with stress and writer’s block

The scientific writing workshop is designed for all students of all departments and disciplines, doctoral students and all those interested in writing.

Order and organisation

Each session is made up of two parts: first, a part on theory, in which the lecturer imparts the content specific basics; second, a practical training part, in which exercises on the content are worked through together, questions are answered and actual scientific works can be worked on.

The participation is voluntary. You don’t have to participate in all sessions, meaning you can choose your attendance according to your area of interest or to the nature of your problem. If you have participated in at least six sessions, you will receive a certificate of attendance at the end.

Please register under specification of your name and course by e-mail to ... for the respective sessions.

Sessions and dates:

  1. Basic rules and common mistakes of German grammar
  2. Basic rules of German spelling and punctuation
  3. Writing style, reader guidance, arrangement and argumentation in the text
  4. Literature research and literature assessment
  5. Correct quotation and literature processing (Citavi)
  6. Finding your topic, limiting it and formulating your research question
  7. Planning, composing and structuring your thesis
  8. Dealing with writer’s blocks and time pressure during writing
  9. Scientific working and writing in business studies


Sarah Ulbert
Sarah Ulbert, M.Sc.
Beschäftigte Präsidialbüro


+49 6782 17-1802


Schneidershof | Building J | Room 211
Birkenfeld | Building 9917 | Room 141
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