Writing for Academic Purposes

Akademisches Schreiben

FormatOnline (Microsoft Teams) / Angeleitetes Selbststudium / Einzelgespräche
Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie nach der Anmeldung zum Kurs sowie in der ersten Sitzung.
KursspracheEnglisch (Niveau B2 erforderlich)
KursbeginnMontag, 02. Mai 2022
Kurstermin und Unterrichtszeitjeweils Montags, 12.00 - 13.00 Uhr (3-4 Online-Sitzungen), Einzelgespräche nach Termin.

bis zum Mittwoch, 27.04.2022, 12.00 Uhr (beendet)

Weitere Informationendaniel.honert(at)uni-saarland.de; Danielle.kopfgiammanco2(at)uni-saarland.de
Kursgebührkostenfrei für internationale Bachelor- und Masterstudierende sowie Doktorand*innen aller Fakultäten der Universität des Saarlandes
ECTS-PunkteDiejenigen von Ihnen, die besonders engagiert sind, können auch 1 Credit Point für den Kurs erwerben. Sie müssen ein Workload von 10 Arbeitseinheiten (AE) nachweisen durch:
- Anwesenheit und aktive Teilnahme an den oben genannten drei bis vier Live-Sitzungen
- Erledigung von drei bis vier Hausaufgaben
- die Teilnahme an mindestens zwei Einzelgesprächen mit unserem Tutor, in denen Sie Feedback zu Ihrer eigenen schriftlichen Arbeit erhalten und darauf reagieren müssen

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, 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  
• Revision  
• Writing an abstract

There will be three or four live online sessions over the course of the semester. These 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.

Are you intrigued? Then join us on Monday, 2 May to find out more! We look forward to seeing you in the course.


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.

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Postal address

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