Schreibzentrum / Writing Center

The Schreibzentrum / Writing Center offers many different services to students and instructors concerning writing in German and English language and the writing processes, techniques and strategies. The individual language skills and cultural background of the writer will be taken into consideration. Our aim is – in cooperation with the Language Center – to advance a comprehensive, university-wide writing culture.  

We are the first bilingual writing center in Germany, we offer writing consultations and workshops in German and English and provide valuable writing resources in both languages. Students can make use of the services we offer at every stage of their writing process, e.g. through individual consultations, our Writing Lab, the Time to Write, or our (online) writing resources.

For Students

Academic writing is a core competency which you will need at university and at work, whereby the individual learning paths differ: 

Consultations

  • Writing Lab: Peer-tutors answer any questions you might have with regard to your writing project and will work on your text with you. No registration is necessary.
  • Writing consultations: Our team at the Schreibzentrum / Writing Center will help you to improve your writing skills. We offer consultations in German, German as a second or foreign language and English. Registration.
     

Services

  • Writing Lab “German as a Foreign Language” for students learning German as a second or foreign language. Mondays during the semester. Please register via myStudy.
  • Peer Tutor Training: For students who want to become part of our team… 
  • We offer workshops where we teach strategies and methods for academic writing.  
  • Time to Write! Is THE opportunity to integrate writing into your everyday life. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., und Wednesdays, 3 p.m.–5 p.m., C5.122.

Other

  • Writing Events: The Long Night of Writing and the Writing Marathon are the highlights of our year. These events will help you to focus intensively on your assignments or Bachelor’s/Master’s thesis and to work without distractions.
  • Writing Resources: You will find materials, tips and links about academic writing on this site.

For PhD Students

Doing a doctorate requires good management to be able to meet the variety of challenges that come your way when doing work in an academic context, researching, and writing.  

Consultations

  • Individual writing consultations: Our team from the Schreibzentrum / Writing Center supports you in improving your academic writing skills. Academic writing skills are necessary for writing your doctoral thesis, either a monograph or paper-based dissertation. We offer consultations in English, German, and German as a foreign language. Please make an appointment.

Services

  • We offer workshops in cooperation with the Graduate School, where we touch upon the specific demands of doing a doctorate (German and English language)   
  • Time to Write! Is THE opportunity to integrate writing your doctoral thesis into your everyday life. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., und Wednesdays, 3 p.m.–5 p.m., C5.122

Other 

  • Writing events The Long Night of Writing and the Writing Marathon are the highlights of our year. These events will help you to focus intensively on your doctoral thesis and to work without distractions.
  • Writing Resources: You will find materials, tips and links about academic writing on this site

For Academic Lecturers

We offer

  • Advice on the organization of writing intensive teaching
  • Teaching of writing didactic units in your course

Contact

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
Head: Dr. Dagmar Knorr
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg
schreibzentrum@leuphana.de
Fon: +49.4131.677-2649