Supporting Student writing in English (B/E)

Amount of working units: 8 AE
Max. number of participants: 12


  • TUE, 23rd of November 2021 (9am - 5pm)

Please register not later than 9th of November.
Later registrations will be considered dependently on the registration status.

If possible, this workshop will take place at Waldweg 26, room 3.117/3.119, Trakt 1. In case the Covid-19 infection process returns to a critical level, we will meet at a virtual venue. Details will be announced prior to the workshop.

Workshop language: English

Lecturers and professors are often eager to help students improve in scientific writing, but they may lack the knowledge, methods, and resources to do so.
This seminar gives basic tools to better support your students in developing their writing skills in English. It will not turn you into a writing instructor overnight, but it will orient you to some foundational techniques and resources to pass on to your students. The seminar covers three areas:

  • Fundamentals of strong academic writing in English
  • Methods to make the writing process more productive and enjoyable
  • Classroom techniques to teach writing skills (even in science & engineering)

This workshop is especially fitting for professors and lecturers who advise theses and dissertations.

Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able to

  • recognize and articulate core elements of strong academic writing in the English-speaking world,
  • implement classroom techniques that use writing as a tool for learning and that sharpen students’ ability to articulate their ideas, and
  • navigate and recommend print and online writing resources for students.

Used methods:
Short presentations, group discussions, peer workshopping, practical and transferable exercises

Academic writing in English, supervising student writing, writing as a tool for productivity and thinking

Jeremiah Hendren: Writing Instructor & Communication Consultant

  • Founding Coordinator of English Writing Center at TU Munich (2013–2018)
  • Former team at ProLehre | Media & Didactics (TU Munich, 2018–2019)
  • BA in Social Studies (Harvard), MA in English (LMU Munich), PhD in Linguistics (in progress, LMU Munich)