Individual Writing Counseling for Students and Doctoral Candidates


Target group:

All students and doctoral candidates of JGU

Content and Aims of the counseling session:

  • Reflection of your individual work technique
  • Identification of your writer type
  • Teaching techniques for more efficient work
  • Support with self and time management
  • Teaching new writing strategies
  • Teaching new reading strategies
  • Methotical assistance with your writing problem
  • Feedback on text drafts of up to three pages

Our Methods:

The counseling is based on the principle ‘help through self-help'. Trained writing tutors support students and doctoral candidates with their writing process and provide methods and strategies for a more efficient academic work process:

At the counseling session

  • we reflect together on your working techniques,
  • we give methodical support for writing problems,
  • you will learn more about reading, writing and revision strategies,
  • we work out realistic schedules for your scientific writing projects,
  • you will receive text feedback on scientific texts of up to three pages.

At the counseling session you will not receive

  • extensive text corrections,
  • expert or contend-related advice,
  • consultation on the individual degree courses,
  • Text Translations.


15 - 45 minutes of conversation during the open consultation hours in the training room (Schulungsraum) of the central library (map to the room):

tuesdays        2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
wednesdays  4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Appointments outside of regular office hours can be arranged via e-mail to

This service is offered by the Campusweite Schreibwerkstatt.