Academic Writing for International M.A. Students in WS 2021/22

August 18, 2021

Advanced Academic Writing for International M.A. Students of the Faculty of Humanities (Faculty 9) Dr. Guido Isekenmeier (Institute for Literary Studies), Wednesday, 15.45–17.15, Room 17.91, registration by email

This seminar offers M.A. students with little or no experience in academic writing an introduction to the basics and the finer points of the genre of the academic term paper. Apart from general principles of writing well (academically) – finding or unpacking a topic, structuring and paragraphing, handling primary and secondary literature, revision and formatting – we will look into the peculiarities of the different disciplines and their requirements with regard to term paper writing (design and style of argumentation, style sheets). Up to the winter break, we will meet weekly as a group (10 sessions); in the second half of the term, biweekly group and individual sessions will accompany your writing process and provide practical help in drafting a term paper.

This seminar is open to international M.A. students of the Institutes of History, Art History, Linguistics, Literary Studies, and Philosophy (Master of Arts programs ‘Art History’, ‘Cultures of Knowledge’, ‘Digital Humanities’, ‘English and American Studies / English Linguistics’, ‘German Literature’, ‘History – Sources and Interpretations’, ‘Philosophy’, ‘Romance Studies / Digital Humanities’, ‘Theoretical and Comparative Linguistics’).

Course languages are English and German. Participation will be rewarded with credits depending on your respective course of study. No prerequisites required.

Module Assignment (further information will follow)

EASEL/Anglistik: Seminar ‘Academic Writing’ (3 CP), Module 101550 ‘Advanced Communication

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