Universität Wien FIND

160148 PS Advanced Methods (2022S)

Academic writing

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.03. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.03. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 30.03. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 06.04. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.04. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 04.05. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 18.05. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 25.05. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course takes a practical approach to academic writing, focusing on the discipline linguistics. It offers guidance, examples and exercises with respect to the following aspects of academic writing: finding a topic und planning a paper/thesis, differences between everyday German and academic German, structuring the text, connecting sections and paragraphs, argumentation, framing sources and your own perspective.

All examples and materials were developed in an FWF-research project and are based on empirical analyses of student writing at Austrian universities.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance, course work and exercises on Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course introduces students to advanced skills in academic writing and prepares them for writing academic texts in German.

Examination topics

This semester, the course takes place online only, with 8 synchronous sessions on BBB (via Moodle) complemented by online exercises.

Reading list

Gruber, Helmut & Huemer, Birgit & Rheindorf, Markus (2009): Wissenschaftliches Schreiben: Ein Praxisbuch für Studierende. Wien: UTB / Böhlau.

Association in the course directory


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