Genre: Hausarbeit vs. Essay

Direction: Micha Edlich

Date: 10.12.21

Time: 10.15 to 11.45 a.m.

In this workshop, you will learn more about essays and research papers (Hausarbeiten), that is, two major academic genres that you are likely to encounter as a student at Leuphana. By analyzing examples and completing a variety of hands-on (writing) exercises, you will not only deepen your understanding of these genres and the differences between the two, but also acquire and develop your ability to draft and revise essays and research papers. Among other things, you will learn how to identify potential topics and research questions or how to structure your argument, use evidence, and engage with secondary sources. Several other aspects, for example the writing process or the role of feedback, will be addressed as well.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able not only to identify characteristic features of essays and research papers, but also to apply your knowledge of these genres and their conventions to draft and revise these kinds of texts. You will have acquired the ability to both develop and evaluate research questions and/thesis statements and analyze and provide constructive feedback on arguments. In addition, you will be familiar with a wide range of writing strategies and techniques that can be used at different stages of the writing process and by different types of writers.

This workshop is cross-listed as a module for the peer writing tutor training.

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