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Important

  1. Students from Universität Regensburg and OTH receive priority enrollment.

  2. All hopeful particpants are expected to have knowledge of English at the C1/C2 level prior to enrolling in these courses. Proof of level may be required.

  3. For any questions, e-mail: writing.center [at] ur.de


Writing Courses

KURS 37452 Academic Writing in the Life Sciences
(online course)
3 ECTS


This course will guide you through an in-depth analysis of a published research article in the life sciences. You will then apply your new knowledge by writing various sections of a research article and  receive individualized feedback on your writing througout the semester.This course is intended for writers currently working on a research study for a journal publication, dissertation, or thesis. If you do not fall in to these categories but would like to get a feel for this type of writing, you can join as well. Participants earn credits by completing 80%  of the work at a satisfactory level, which includes participating in online forums and peer reviews.

Registration via GRIPS as of October 1.
E-mail writing.center [at] ur.de if you have any problems.

Introductory session : Wednesday, October 24
                                    18:00 - 19:00
                                     VG 3.58


KURS 37460 Academic Writing 101 (for the Social Sciences and Humanities)
3 ECTS


This course will combine workshops with writing practice for those in the social sciences and humanities. We will cover a range of topics including research and reading skills, literature reviews, write a problem statement/research question/arguments, and common grammar pitfalls. You will receive individualized feedback on your writing througout the semester. Participants earn credits by completing 80%  of the work at a satisfactory level, which includes attendance and participation in class.

Registration via GRIPS as of October 1.
E-mail writing.center [at] ur.de if you have any problems.

Class Begins: Wednesday, October 17
                      18:00 - 20:00
                      Sammelgebaüde S. 014B


NEW! INTENSIVE COURSES

Get your head back in the game with one of the new intensive courses. We meet every weekday (M-F) from October 1 through October 12. Some tasks may take place via GRIPS.

Writing an Article for Publication

Following Belcher's (2009) "Write a Journal Article in 12 Weeks," we will write, rewrite, revise, and support each other to meet our publication goals! Be prepared to turn a dissertation chapter or a dusty manuscript into a submission for publication. (Writers who do not have a draft of a research article to work on may not take this class.)

Registation via GRIPS as of July 2.
Send questions via e-mail to writing.center [at] ur.de .

Class begins: Monday, October 1
                      9:30 - 12:30 
                      SG 008

KURS 37460 Academic Writing 101 (for the Social Sciences and Humanities)
3 ECTS


This course will combine workshops with writing practice for those in the social sciences and humanities. We will cover a range of topics including research and reading skills, literature reviews, write a problem statement/research question/arguments, and common grammar pitfalls. You will receive individualized feedback on your writing througout the semester. Participants earn credits by completing 80%  of the work at a satisfactory level, which includes attendance and participation in class. 

Registration via GRIPS as of October 1.
E-mail writing.center [at] ur.de if you have any problems.

Class Begins: Monday, October 1
                      14:00 - 17:00
                      PT 3.075





Writing Groups

(hybrid)
ECTS points granted based on time commitment


Writers meet at designated time and place to discuss writing projects to be written in English. This offer allows writers to maintain sustained support from a group of writing peers, think “outside the box,” and learn about reader-centered writing approaches.

While the writing group is controlled by the writers, the trained writing consultant may contribute exercises and help with the planning of each meeting time as needed.

The regular meetings help writers to develop time management skills and increase academic productivity.

N.B. Writers do not have to be in the same field, although differences in genre styles should be communicated and agreed to in advance.

Writing Group Size: 3-5 writers

Interested writers should get in contact via writing.center [at] ur.de as soon as possible.


Workshops

Writers are welcome to visit these short (90 minutes) but intense sessions to ease your experience when when reading and writing in English. For your summer writing, consider the options below. 

Writing Strategies: July 4, 11, 18, 25 in VG 3.23

Editing Strategies: August 22, 29, September 5, 12 in VG 2.39.
                             (Bring a writing sample (your own) of 5-10 pages in length.)

You may register via GRIPS or in the workshop.
E-mail writing.center [at] ur.de if you have any questions.


Tutoring & Consulting

You can ask for help at any time! We are available during lecture and lecture-free periods. Whenever possible, please set up an appointment via e-mail. Walk-ins are accepted during the times below, depending on availability.

General Writing Support
Summer Semester 2018 

Lecture-free period




by appointment.

Biology/Pre-Clinical Medicine
Summer Semester 2018


August 7 & 8
September 3 - October 12





Mondays and Tuesdays : 2 - 4 p.m.

or by appointment.

Are you writing an essay, paper, thesis, dissertation, or other academic text in English? 

Depending on where you are in the writing process, we may discuss organization, thesis statements, integration of sources, or writing strategies. As needed, you will learn to identify your own grammatical errors and fix them.

  • Appointments may be made via e-mail: writing.center [at] ur.de
  • You may make up to two (2) appointments per week.
  • Sessions last between 45 and 60 minutes.
  • Unless an appointment has been requested and confirmed via e-mail, students are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Unless otherwise noted, consultations take place in VG 3.23.


Come early, come often! 
Whenever possible, please bring the following to the appointment:

  • printed drafts that you would like to review (font size 10 or 12, lines should be double-spaced);

  • any feedback that you have received on earlier drafts or on previous writing projects;

  • any instructions, prompts, guidelines, or descriptions of the task.

  • to get the most out of your session, follow this advice

  1. Universität Regensburg

Schriftliche Kommunikation und Schreibberatung

Academic English Writing Support

Skus Rs

Vielberth-Gebäude, VG 3.24 / 3.23
Aurora Aguirre
Telefon 0941 943-3620
writing.center@ur.de