Campuswide Writing Workshop: Teaching Academic Writing
Writing scientific texts is a complex process of development and learning. It requires various skills from students, for which school education cannot prepare them sufficiently. As a consequence, universities need to support students in acquiring the necessary disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.
The campuswide writing workshop brings together all offers related to academic writing from various institutions at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. It addresses different target groups: Students can develop and practice academic writing; young researchers can deepen and expand their writing skills; lecturers are supported in their efforts to teach academic writing and to convey the standards of academic integrity. The offers for lecturers include didactic seminars, individual coaching, guest teaching of sessions dedicated to aspects of academic writing, support during office hours devoted to individual problems with academic writing as well as the training of writing tutors.