Writing for Academic Purposes
|Format||Face-to-face course on campus (information about the location will be sent to you by MS Teams before the course starts)|
The course consists of a blend of live sessions, guided self-study and personal one-to-one meetings.
|Course language||English (Level B2 required)|
|Course start||Monday, 27 November 2023|
One-to-one meetings can be booked from 23 October 2023 via https://www.uni-saarland.de/fachrichtung/anglistik/writing-center.html
|Course date and time||Monday, 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. and (for optional feedbacks) Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. -1 p.m.|
until Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 12 p.m. (noon) via the registration form (closed)
|Further information||daniel.honert(at)uni-saarland.de; Danielle.kopfgiammanco2(at)uni-saarland.de|
|Course fee||free of charge for international Bachelor's and Master's students and doctoral students from all faculties of Saarland University|
Those of you who are particularly dedicated will also be able to gain 1 Credit Point for the course. You will be required to complete 10 workload units (AE) worth of work by:
You are cordially invited to join this semester’s Writing for Academic Purposes. The course consists of a blend of live sessions on campus (not online), guided self-study, and personal one-to-one meetings, and will be taught by Danielle Kopf-Giammanco in collaboration with the Writing Center at the UdS English department as well as Dan Honert.
The course will provide you with a basic overview of the most important aspects of academic writing and you will be given the opportunity to get personalised feedback on your written work. Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- Essay Structure
- Persuading an audience
- Paragraph and sentence structure
- Cohesion and coherence
- Summarising and paraphrasing
- Writing thesis statements
- Logical fallacies
- Thinking about research
- Writing an abstract
There will be a number of sessions over the course of the semester. The exact number of the sessions and the content to be covered will be decided with the participants at the beginning of the course. The sessions will take place on Mondays with the following Wednesday set aside for optional feedback. In addition, you will be able to sign up for personal one-to-one sessions with a writing tutor. Any questions, give Dan Honert and Danielle Kopf-Giammanco a shout!
How to book personal one-to-one meetings?
One-to-one meetings can be booked from 23 October 2023 via: https://www.uni-saarland.de/fachrichtung/anglistik/writing-center.html
Dan Honert is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English. Before coming to Saarbrücken, he spent a number of years as a peripatetic language teacher, teaching English to international students in Scotland and Mexico, and German and Spanish to secondary school pupils in England. His educational background includes a BA in International Relations and Spanish from Flinders University, Adelaide and a MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He also holds a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Cambridge and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Canterbury Christ Church University.
Danielle Kopf-Giammanco is a PhD student in North American Literary & Cultural Studies and teaches writing at the Department of English. She is a writing consultant for the Writing Center as well as its co-founder. Danielle holds a BA in History from Seattle University and an MA in Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies from Central European University.
How to contact us
You can reach the ISZ Saar secretariat on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. by phone at +49 (0) 681 - 302 2850.
In order for us to better process your enquiries by e-mail, please decide which contact address is right for you. Please contact if you have questions
- as already enrolled participants of the DSH and VSiMINT courses (Preparatory courses):
Ms Barthel-Weyand info-isz(at)uni-saarland.de
- for German language and special skills courses during the semester (In-sessional courses and short-intensive courses):
Ms Koch: deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
- for in-sessional workshops from International academic culture:
Ms Koch, Ms Gisch wissenschaft-international(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
If you have any questions regarding your application to the UdS or enrolment in study-preparatory DSH and VSI courses, please only contact the team of the Admissions Office (e-mail: studium(at)uni-saarland.de)
International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)
Director: Dr. Michael Aulbach
Secretary: Stefanie Barthel-Weyand
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302-2850
Fax: +49 (0) 681 302-2824