Writing academic texts in a foreign language can be challenging. The difficulties can be language-related (especially when having to express complex thoughts) but can also include having to deal with different argumentative structures. The language centre offers individual writing support to students and staff in English or German and for all subjects . Contact us via email or just visit us during our open office hours. We can discuss your writing approach, any questions you may have and help you to set up a plan for further development. To ensure an ideal start it would be best if you came prepared, so bring a writing sample (no more than 5 pages), a draft or just a list of questions. Each consultation takes about 45 minutes, the number of sessions is not limited since we can support you throughout the whole writing process. Please note that we offer writing support but will not correct or revise complete papers.
Since November 2016 students can take their questions concerning academic writing in English and German to the students in our Peer-Writing-Team, who will tutor them individually. A whole range of different subjects can be tackled in the face-to-face consultation sessions, for example:
- writer's block
- questions related to your writing process (methods, schedules, topics, organization ...)
- academic writing (research, citation, how to prepare questions for a meeting with your teacher e.g.)
- your specific text (structure, central theme, wording...)
- requirements in different academic genres
- (job-) applications
All our Peer-Writing-Tutors have been trained in matters of general consultancy as well as in writing consultation specifically, so you can expect both: a fellow student who will listen, understand, relate to your problems (and possibly give a little insider information) and someone who has some expertise in methods and problem-solving in the field of academic writing.
You can visit our Peer-Writing- Tutors once or several times (for example alongside a project paper or Bachelor thesis), depending on how much support you think you will need.
We're looking forward to meeting you. You are welcome to visit us during our open office hours or contact us via email: info.schreibberatung[at]uni-vechta[dot]de
Nele & Daniel (Writing-Peer-Tutors)
If you would like to schedule a consultation session with our Peer-Writing-Tutors, please make an appointment via email or just visit uns during our open office hours.
Where? Studiercontainer, parking lot between buildings N and W (map)
When? German/German as a foreign language: Thursdays 14.30-15.30
English: Tuesdays 14.30-15.30
Nele Brand & Daniel Mensah
Tel. +49 (0)4441 15 461
Also: We take part in the moonlight studying program! Four times this semester will the libaray be open until 10 p.m. and several workshops on different topics will take place. During this time our peer-tutors will be there for individual counselling or simply to help with questions you might have. More information to be found here moonlight studying
… keep the consultations confidential.
… listen closely to your needs when you are visiting the consultation and be honest.
… support autonomous and independent handling of the texts by referring to helpful material.
We will and can NOT…
… edit or proofread (more than an excerpt). However, we will discuss language-related issues and provide helpful strategies for the writing process.
… offer predictions about the grade of the written work.
… alter or produce content.
… be involved in last-minute corrections.
We expect you to…
… take responsibility for your text, and not delegate that to us.
… respect our time and work by coming prepared and keeping agreed arrangements.
If you would like to schedule a consultation session with the teaching staff, please make an appointment via email.
Writing consultation English
Coordination writing support English
Raum R 107
Tel. +49 (0)4441 15 387
Writing consultation German / German as a foreign language
Co-Coordination writing support German
Dr. Juliane Schöneich
Room R 216c
Tel. +49 (0)4441 15 178