Our Approach

Academic Writing as a key competence of academic work is an integral part of the academic learning process. The JGU offers various centralized and decentralized services to students, postgraduates and lecturers. On the one hand, we offer services that aim at developing and practicing academic writing and help with cases of writer’s block. On the other hand, we assist with the development of teaching concepts that promote academic writing.

On this homepage, you can find all services broken down into the three major target groups and listed accordingly.

In addition, the staff Writing Center provides the following formats:

Students Lecturers

Individual writing counseling for all students and doctoral  candidates 

Tutor training

Manuals for all phases of the academic writing process




Trainings for teaching academic writing skills

Tutor training

Consultation for teaching of academic writing

Download material for lecturers



Our Writing Center's services…

    1. are aimed at different target groups

  • students (with German as first and foreign language)
  • young researchers
  • lecturers

    2. include different course formats

  • workshops
  • individual or group counseling
  • presentations

    3. address different writing formats

  • term papers
  • protocols
  • abstracts
  • learning diaries
  • bibliographies
  • final papers


Model of the Writing Process

Academic writing as a key competence of academic work includes several steps:

Central Aspects of Academic Writing

In our work as a writing center, we consider the following aspects central to the promotion of academic writing:

  • process character of writing
  • time and work management
  • reading techniques
  • writing techniques
  • academic integrity