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Daniel Graziadei

Daniel Graziadei

Head of the Writing Center

Associated Members

Anja Becker

PD Dr. Anja Becker

Department I, Institute for German Philology

Mirjam Burkard

Mirjam Burkard

Department I, German Didactics

Sakina Gröppmaier

Sakina Gröppmaier, M.A.

Department III, American Studies

Teresa Gruber

Dr. Teresa Gruber

Department II, Romance Studies

Dr. Simon Halama

Faculty 12, Institute for Near Asian Archeology

Amy Mohr

Dr. Amy Mohr

Department III, American Studies

Cornelia Rémi

Dr. Cornelia Rémi

Department I, Modern German Literature

Rebecca Schuler, M.A.

Department I, German Didactics

Giorgia Tommasi

Dr. Giorgia Tommasi

Department III, American Studies

Kay Wolfinger

Dr. Kay Wolfinger

Department I, German Philology

Julia Wuttig, M.A.

Department II, Romance Studies


Susanne Meisch

Susanne Meisch, M.A.

Studies: Ph.D. in American Cultural History; before: Bachelor and Master in North American Studies

Focus: Layout, Word, formatting, structure, finding a topic, Chicago Style, golden thread
My advice: Read as much as possible in the language you will also write in. Indirectly, this will improve your style of writing. As a second step, ask yourself whether your reader will understand your argumentation.
Additional qualifications: Writing Fellow

Peer Tutors

Megan Bosence

Megan Bosence, M.A.

(on maternity leave) Studies: Ph.D. in American Cultural History; before: Bachelor in Art History and Master in American History, Culture and Society

Focus: Time management, formatting, and paper structure.
Additional qualifications: Writing Fellow
My advice: When you don’t know where to begin, try writing a basic outline. Creating a bigger picture will help you organize your long and short-term goals for your writing assignments, and ultimately assist in developing a working schedule for yourself.

Carina Eckl

Carina Eckl, B.A.

Studies: M.A. in German Studies

Focus: Creative and journalistic writing
My advice: The most important thing is to not lose the enthusiasm in the writing process. If your paper is only frustrating you, take a break to reflect what fascinates you about the topic and why you want to write about it.

Sophia Hermann

Sophia Hermann, B.A.

Studies: Master in Scandinavian Studies

Focus: Introduction and conclusion, structure and outline, writing the first paper
My advice: Be careful to have a thought-through structure of the research and writing process, stay true to your style, and don't let others drive you crazy.

Lilli Hölzlhammer

Lilli Hölzlhammer, M.A.

Studies: Master in German Studies as well as General and Comparative Literary Studies; Byzantine Studies

Focus: Word, finding a topic, golden thread, own share, citation, outline; additional qualifications: doctoral theses in medicine
My advice: A good outline is half the rent.
Additional qualifications: Writing Fellow

Linda Jessen

Linda Jessen

Studies: Bachelor German as a Foreign Language

Focus: expression, the first paper, journalistic writing, golden thread
My advice: Step by step you'll also reach your goal. A sound structure helps you divide your work in smaller pieces.
Additional qualification: Writing Fellow

Jillian Knull

Jillian Knull

Studies: BA Historical Science

Focus: MLA and APA citations, formatting, prewriting techniques
My advice: If you ever have trouble finding a thesis or topic for a paper, work on developing strong prewriting habits such as freewriting, brainstorming/listing, clustering or mapping. This allows for ideas to freely flow and helps to develop both your reasoning and argument throughout the paper.

Laura Mair

Studies: Master German as a Foreign Language; Before BA Komparatistik

Focus: editing, German as an academic language for non-native German speakers, literary sciences
My advice: Calculate enough time for editing and have a fellow student as well as someone from another field of studies read your paper.

Mark Olival-Bartley

Mark Olival-Bartley, M.A.

Studies: Ph.D. in American Literature; before Master degree in English didatics at Hawaii Pacific University

Focus: all kind of theses, counselling of doctoral candidates, presentations, support with applications, ceative writing
My advice: What makes good writing great is the dedicated and thoughtful application of revision.

Luis Schäfer

Luis Schäfer

Studies: German, Latin, Spanish, DDaZ (to become a teacher)

Focus: Finding a thesis, the writing process, style of academic writing
Additional qualifications: Writing Fellow
My advice: You should make yourself an expert on the text or the subject you're going to write about before you start writing. Then you can sort out, structure and write!

Dipl.-Phys. Raphael Wiegand, B.A.

Studies: Comparative Studies

Focus: structure and golden thread, punctuation; literary studies, writing in the natural sciences
My advice: Try to summarize and explain your work to a fellow student. If you can do that without problems and questions of understanding, the structure might be right!
Additional qualifications: Writing Fellow


Sabrina Sontheimer

Dr. Sabrina Sontheimer

Workshops and consultation for all levels; Focus: how to work academically, writing and publishing in German and English, time management and motivation, integrating writing into teaching

Anita Vržina

Dr. Anita Vržina

Writing consultation for doctoral candidates; Academic writing in English; additional qualification: doctoral theses in medicine

Tina Werner-Werhahn

Tina Werner-Werhahn, M.A.

Writing consultation and workshops for students, coaching for writing tutors

Advisory Board

Bärbel Harju

Dr. Bärbel Harju

Founding Director

André Lindörfer

André Lindörfer, M.A.

Students' representation