Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak

studierendenWERK counsels on financing studies, studying with children, provides counselling on academic writing, provides psychological counselling, is a contractual partner for the KfW student loan and supports studying with special needs.

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Write smarter!

The Writing Centre supports students of the Berlin universities with their academic writing.

We want to offer a space to develop this key competency for successful studying and show that writing can be used as learning and thinking tool, instead of being a barrier.

Our offers are aimed at students in bachelor's, master's or state examination courses. Our consulting approach is non-directive. We work with you to develop strategies on how you can improve your writing. Writing consultation can help you to develop or improve your textual skills, or to get the writing and working process going and organised.

Instead of face-to-face consultation, we currently offer a number of other consultation formats.

Our current offer 

Send an email to schreibberatung@stw.berlin and briefly tell us what you need help with. Don‘t forget to state your university and the phone number we can use to contact you.

  • We will get in touch and suggest an appointment.
  • If you confirm the appointment, we will call you at the specified time. You will be talking to a trained writing consultant about your writing project. The consultation usually takes around 45 minutes.
  • You can always make a follow-up appointment.

If you feel more secure when you see the person you are talking to, you are welcome to try our video consultation.

How does this work?

  • Send an email to schreibberatung@stw.berlin and briefly tell us what you need help with. Don‘t forget to state your university and the phone number we can use to contact you.
  • We will get in touch and suggest an appointment.
  • If you confirm the appointment, we will send you an invitation link for a WebEx conference shortly before the specified time. You will be talking to a trained writing consultant about your writing project. The consultation usually takes around 45 minutes.
  • You can always make a follow-up appointment.

If you want feedback on an excerpt of your writing (5 pages maximum), send us the text as an attachment (Doc file, font size 12 pt, line spacing 1.5 cm, margin 2 cm) to schreibberatung@stw.berlin.

Don’t forget to tell us whether you just want a written feedback or additional consulation (phone or video conference).

In addition to your text, we need:

  • Name of university, course and type of text
  • Things we should pay special attention to (e.g. text coherence, common thread, scientific style

Note: The responsibility for the text lies only with you. We do neither provide any content-related support for a text, nor proofreading.

We also offer writing events in German. Switch to the German site to see the exact dates. Or follow us on Facebook @StW.Bln or Instagram @studierenwerkberlin. There you will regularly find short motivation tips and inputs to help you get into writing, motivate yourself for the day or gain a new perspective on your writing project.

We support your self-organized writing group.

Writing in a group is healthy - also online. Studying can be very lonely, especially in times of home office and online lectures. Writing in a writing group brings social exchange back into the writing process and helps with structure and motivation. The good thing about writing in a writing group is that you can organize it with little effort. The Writing Center of TU Dresden has created a starter kit for learning and writing groups.

You are welcome to try out writing in a group during one of our weekly online writing times. There you will surely find other people who are interested in a self-organized writing group.

Are you already organized in a writing group which is still looking for members? We will gladly forward your contact to other interested people.

By the way: You can also book a consultation appointment with us as a group. Just write us an e-mail.

 

Photo: Jana Judisch / stW BERLIN

Our team of Academic Writing ounsellors will be glad to help you! 

Wie können wir beraten? / How can we advise?

Welche Unterstützung möchtest du? / What support do you want *:

In welchen Zeiträumen bist du am besten erreichbar? / In which periods are you best reachable?:

Datenschutz / Data privacy*:

Counselling services at a glance

Downloads [only German]

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Available only in German.

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