The Writing Center

Announcements:

Appointments & COVID-19

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! 

 

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! 

    • Writing Center Survey

      Already had an appointment? Click this box to let us know how it went!

      mehr

Writing Tips & Resources

Click header to open

Meet Our Team

Click header to open

Contact Us

writingcenter(at)uni-saarland.de

The center will be closed for most of September (1st & 9th __ 27thexcept for the following days:

Sep. 2nd __ 8th1:00PM-3:00PM   Sep. 28th __ 30th: 1:00PM-3:30PM 

In October 2022, the center will be closed on the 18th, 19th & the 24th__28th

Hours for October:

      Monday:                         Tuesday:                       Wednesday:                      Thursday:                                                 Friday:                   

  1:00PM-3:30PM             9:00AM-11:00AM          1:00PM-3:30PM              1:00PM-3:00PM              10:00AM-11:00AM & 1:00PM-2:00PM