Formatting Academic Texts (Microsoft Word)

FormatOnline-Course (Microsoft Teams)
On the day before the event, you will receive the online access data by e-mail (invitation to the course in Microsoft Teams).
Course languageEnglish (Level B2 required)
Course date and time

Monday, 03 April 2023, 5 – 7 p.m.

Registrationuntil Thursday, 30 March 2023, 12 p.m. (noon) via the registration form (closed)
Further informationwissenschaft-international(at)
Course feefree of charge for international Bachelor's and Master's students and doctoral students from all faculties of Saarland University
ECTS pointsno possibility of acquiring ECTS

A proper formatting is essential for academic purposes. Eventually, the layout is also part of your bachelor or master thesis grade. Without appropriate technical knowledge on how to format your thesis quickly and efficiently this can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task.
Thus, this workshop focuses on the step-by-step development of a professional layout for academic texts. It also includes how to present figures, tables, formulas, quotes and other factors.

To be able to immediately put this new knowledge to use, it is recommended to use a laptop with a current version of Microsoft Word installed.

Learning Objectives:
The participants will learn:

  • Creating a basic layout: editing page margins, inserting pages numbers, define template formats,
  • Improving visual clarity: working with figures, inserting and editing of tables, inserting of auto-numbering formulas,
  • Quoting correctly: insertion of sources and quotes, foot- and endnotes and cross-references,
  • How to create indexes: creating a table of content, a bibliography, a list of figures and tables and a list of abbreviations and formulas.

The tutor will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.


Kai Rochlus, M.Sc., has finished his master program in Materials Science at Saarland University with top grades. Additionally, to his main course he participated in research visits at Korea University of Technology and Education, Drexel University, Philadelphia and University of California, Santa Barbara. Amongst others, his seminar portfolio includes workshops for scientifically working with different software in an efficient manner.


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Secretary: Stefanie Barthel-Weyand
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Postal address

Internationales Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)
der Universität des Saarlandes
Campus, Gebäude A3 2
66123 Saarbrücken