The Writing Center

Announcements:

Appointments & COVID-19 --- Writing for Academic Purposes (course)

In Person and Online Appointments

We will be offering both options to accommodate students and begin the process of returning to campus. 
In person meetings will adhere to currenty university regulations rules.  
For more information in German and English on Saarland University's COVID-19 regulations click here.

Appointments on our calendar will indicate if the appointment you want to select is offered in person or via MS Teams.
BUT if you are not sure feel free to ask! 



Writing for Academic Purposes

You are cordially invited to join this semester’s Writing for Academic Purposes. The course consists of a blend of live sessions, guided self-study, and personal one-to-one meetings. This course will be taught in English (level B2 required), is free of charge to all international Bachelor's, Master's, and doctoral students from all faculties at Saarland University. The format will be a mix of online, guided self-study, and one-to-one meetings.

Course start: Monday, May 2nd 2022  ----------  Register until: Wednesday, April 27th 2022  

Click here for more information and registration

 

Our Mission

The Writing Center’s mission is to equip students with the proper tools to understand and produce English written works in a collaborative learning environment. The writing strategies practiced in the center will better prepare multilingual and L2 students for their studies and future careers. The center is a tutoring resource to help guide students through the writing process. We offer students one-on-one consultations at any stage of the writing process.

 

Appointment Types

We offer three types of appointments:

Writing Consultations - Research Consultations - Proofreading

Writing Consultations are designed to assist students with: 

  • Brainstorming
  • Outline Drafting
  • Short Essay & Term Paper Planning & Drafting
  • CV/Resume writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • General Asistance with:
    • Class Assignments
    • Sentence & Paragraph Structure
    • Grammar
    • Emails/Letters
    • Formal English Writing 

Research Consultations are designed to assist students with: 

  • Correct Research Practices
  • Citation Styles

Proofreading

  • MA & PhD theses or publications only 

**Note: As our staff is limited, this service is limited as well. Please email the Writing Center for questions, avaliability, and timeframes concerning proofreading services**

How to Make an Appointment

Step One: Click the link to view the Outlook Appointment Calendar 

Step Two: Find an appointment labeled "Free Appointment" (You can choose between "in person" or "online")

Step Three: Email us the day and time that works best for you

Step Four: Wait for our confirmation email 

Step Five: Arrive on time and be prepared for your appointment 

 

What to Expect at your Appointment

Making an appointment at the Writing Center is great, but what excatly  happens during the appointment? 

A Writing Center appointment, or one-on-one consultation, is an opportunity for students to receive additional feedback on their written assigments. For shorter assignments, the tutor will go over the assignment with the student and ask questions concerning clarity, intention, and structure. The tutor will also provide feedback and direction concerning grammar and/or conventions.

It is important that the student to comes prepared to the meeting by having specific questions or concerns ready. 

The Writing Center is unable to provide academic guidence or assistance with field/departmental content.  

Feel free to contact us or further questions and we look forward to see you at your appointment! 

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writingcenter(at)uni-saarland.de

Hours for Summer Semester 2022: 

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1:30PM-3:30PM           9:00AM-11:00AM            1:00PM-4:00PM           8:30AM-10:00AM