Writing-Support
Writing Groups

Writing Groups

In our writing groups, students and doctoral candidates come together and work individually on their writing projects (term papers, essays, final papers, journal articles, etc.). The exchange and feedback from peers offers writers a special opportunity to improve their skills and techniques of academic writing. In the writing groups, writers with different mother tongues and from different disciplines work together.

HOW DOES A WRITING GROUP WORK?

In order to be a member of the group, you must be working on a piece of writing. You will be required to bring your work to each group session. In the first session, members will introduce themselves and provide details about their writing. At this point, members are asked to think critically about the help they need and establish expectations for giving and receiving feedback. The groups encourage members to work with peers from other faculties or fields of study. 

A writing consultant will always be present during the sessions. The writing consultant introduces the sessions, gives writing advice and initiates exchange rounds. Participants can try out different strategies and techniques during the sessions, work on their writing projects and give each other feedback on their texts. Each writing group session has a different focus (e.g. writing, reading, exchange, etc.) and is geared to the needs of the participants.

We encourage the writers to work together with participants from other disciplines. The fact that the participants have different subject-specific knowledge ensures that the writing and the writing process are the main focus.

PROCESS

First sessionIntroduction to the scientific working and writing process, getting to know the different writing tasks and exchange about writing strategies; process of cooperation
Second sessionGroup formation, motivation and time management
Third sessionFeedback
Fourth sessionInput from a writing consultant; group work; reading; writing; use of different writing techniques; feedback rounds (depending on the participants' needs)

The writing group can only be effective as long as the participants are regularly present. Therefore, we request that you attend the sessions regularly.

COORDINATION

M.A. Anja Poloubotko
Coordinator
Address
Callinstraße 23
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
014
Address
Callinstraße 23
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
014