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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