The Writing Center

Announcements: In person appointment & November Workshop

Writing Center Workshop: Learning How to Evaluate Student Writing 
November 10th 10:00am to 2:00pm & November 12th: 10:00am to 1:00pm

This workshop's aim is to provide future teachers and instructors guidance on, and practice with, designing and evaluating written student assignments. During our two half-day sessions, students will be introduced to two methods of evaluation. On the day we do not meet, students are expected to design an assessment process, in groups, that negotiates both presented methods (or is a hybrid of the two). While this workshop is open to all interested students, it is targeted at Lehramt students and those that intend to teach at the college/university level.

Please register by November 8th via email at: writingcenter(at)uni-saarland.de
This workshop will take place via MS Teams and is open to all students.

Beginning Winter Semester 2021/22 we will be offering one-on-one consultations in person & online.


We will be offering both options to accommodate students and begin the process of returning to campus. 
In person meetings will adhere to university regulations for social distancing and the 3G rule. Students will need to use the Staysio app to check-in before they enter the room for their appointment. 
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, with lecturers, 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
  • General Asistance with:
    • Class Assignments
    • Sentence & Paragraph Structure
    • Grammar
    • Formal English Writing 

Research Consultations are designed to assist students with: 

  • Academic Integrity
  • Correct Research Practices
  • Citation Styles

Proofreading

(This service is only avaliabe to graduate students)

**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"

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 consultant will go over the assignment with the student and ask questions concerning clarity, intention, and structure. The consultant 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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Hours Winter Semester 2021/22:

     Monday:                       Tuesday:                       Wednesday:                   Thursday:                       Friday:

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