Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Mark Twain

Weekly courses, workshops and writing sessions

Academic English Writing A

Lecture number
044032e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Thu. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 04/15/2021 to 06/24/2021 -
Thu. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 07/01/2021 to 07/01/2021 -
Thu. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 07/08/2021 to 07/08/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Course for those wishing to write effective, well-structured and idiomatic academic texts. 3 CPs are available for exchange students on successful completion.
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The course provides information and tools to help you write an academic text in English. We will work through exercises dealing with aspects of academic style, language use, grammar, punctuation and text structure. Assistance and feedback will be available for those of you who will be writing essays or term papers.

Academic English Writing B

Lecture number
044033e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Fri. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 04/16/2021 to 06/11/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Mini-course for those wishing to write well-structured, coherent and idiomatic academic texts
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This short course provides information and tools to enable you to write effective academic texts in English. Exercises will make us of authentic academic texts and deal with topics such as academic style and register, cohesion & coherence, sentence & paragraph structure, punctuation, citing and referencing.

English Grammar and Language for Academic Writing

Lecture number
044037e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 04/12/2021 to 06/21/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • A course for those wishing to practice aspects of English grammar and language use in the context of writing an academic text
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The course provides a range of exercises focussing on the use of words, phrases and grammatical structures with the intention of supporting written language production. Aspects dealt with in the course include: effective and persuasive argumentation, the expression of cause and effect, the use of the appropriate register, stating facts and opinions, and the use of defining language.

English Vocabulary and Grammar for Academic Purposes

Lecture number
044038e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 06/30/2021 to 06/30/2021 -
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 04/14/2021 to 06/23/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • A course for those wishing to practice important aspects of English grammar and vocabulary use in an academic context. 3 CPs are available for exchange students on successful completion.
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The course is exercise-based with a range of topics including: finite verb forms for present, past & future time; non-finite verb forms and their use in academic texts; verb patterns; passive voice (as an alternative to personal language); sentence structure and linking; clauses (relative, participle etc.); collocations; articles and prepositions. Conversation will be encouraged during the sessions to improve fluency.

Academic English ‒ virtual writing session A

Lecture number
044035e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Schreibwerkstatt
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Thu. 12:00 to 14:00 Weekly 04/15/2021 to 06/24/2021 -
Thu. 12:00 to 14:00 Single 07/01/2021 to 07/01/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Writing sessions for those working on an existing writing project (presentation, essay, term paper, thesis, academic article etc.)
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The sessions provide a virtual space to work on an existing writing project without distractions, the possibility to exchange ideas with others, and the opportunity to obtain a consultation with a native speaker about your written text or writing plans. Support will be provided for the self-correction of your text. The sessions run throughout the semester.

Please note: Entry into the writing sessions is possible at any time throughout the semester

Academic English ‒ virtual writing session B

Lecture number
044036e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Schreibwerkstatt
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Fri. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 07/02/2021 to 07/02/2021 -
Fri. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 06/18/2021 to 06/25/2021 -
Fri. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 07/09/2021 to 07/09/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Writing sessions for those working on an existing writing project (presentation, essay, term paper, thesis etc.)
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The sessions provide a virtual space to work on an existing writing project without distractions, the possibility to exchange ideas with others, and the opportunity to obtain a consultation with a native speaker about your written text or writing plans. Support will be provided for the self-correction of your text.

Postgraduate writing session

Lecture number
044041e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Schreibwerkstatt
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 06/28/2021 to 06/28/2021 -
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 03/29/2021 to 06/21/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Writing sessions for postgraduates working on an existing writing project (journal article (including resubmission), thesis, proposal etc.)
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The sessions provide a virtual space to work on an existing writing project without distractions, the possibility to exchange ideas with others, and the opportunity to obtain a consultation with a native speaker about your written text or writing plans. Extensive feedback can be given to your texts as well as support in the correction of language issues and the improvement with issues relating to structure and clarity.

Please note: Attendance is based on your need and time constraints.

Bachelor's thesis writing session

Lecture number
044042e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Schreibwerkstatt
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 12:00 to 14:00 Weekly 04/12/2021 to 06/21/2021 -
Mon. 12:00 to 14:00 Single 06/28/2021 to 06/28/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Support for Bachelor’s students in the writing of their thesis
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The weekly sessions provide a virtual space to work on your thesis and the opportunity to obtain advice from a native English speaker on topics such as language/grammar, style, text structure and citing/referencing. Support can be given throughout your writing process to enable self-correction of your text with the aim of achieving clarity and consistency.

Please note: Attendance is based on your need and time constraints.

Plagiarism: What is it and how can it be avoided?

Lecture number
044039e TextLab!
Semester
Spring semester 2021
Type
Workshop
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Tue. 10:00 to 13:00 Single 05/18/2021 to 05/18/2021 -
Wed. 10:00 to 13:00 Single 05/19/2021 to 05/19/2021 -
Thu. 10:00 to 13:00 Single 05/20/2021 to 05/20/2021 -
Fri. 10:00 to 13:00 Single 05/21/2021 to 05/21/2021 -

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Parallel workshops for those unsure about what plagiarism is and how it can be avoided
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Topics include: types of plagiarism, common knowledge and personal experience, quoting and paraphrasing, summarising from a single source, citing and referencing sources.

Exercises will be used to enhance understanding of the presented information.