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The Writing Assistance Team

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Our team consists of three writing assistants (from left to right: Silka Rödl,(), Carolin Ganzer, Ariane Wittkowski)

Ariane Wittkowski (Academic Staff Member)

Focus and Interests:

  • monitoring of writing processes
  • organization of work load
  • feedback to texts


  • Training as a peer-tutor at the University of Potsdam; qualification: University certificate, 2013
  • French and Spanish philology studies at the University of Potsdam; degree: Bachelor of Arts, 2014
  • Docendo Discimus training, summer semester 2014, winter semester 2014/15
  • Romance philology studies at the University of Potsdam; degree: Master of Arts, 2017
  • since 2017 doctoral thesis at the University of Potsdam
  • Peer-tutoring-training for writing advisors at the European University of Viadrina; qualification: University Certificate "Writing Advisor", 2017


Le Parcours und L'art du Déplacement - Die Kunst der effizienten Fortbewegung, 2016.

"Cela intrigue! Modifizierte Phraseologismen in französischen Werbeschlagzeilen" in Anja Hennemann/ Antje Lobin/ Kathleen Plötner/ Claudia Schaak (ed.): Werbesprache pluridisziplinär. Aktuelle Tendenzen in der romanistischen Werbesprachenforschung. Berlin. Frank & Timme, 2017, pp. 103-134.

Silka Rödl (Peer-Tutor)

Focus and Interests:

  • supervision of writing groups
  • determining topic/thesis
  • organization of work and motivation
  • writing techniques
  • creative writing
  • tutor for the didactic of history
  • cooperation in various research projects in didactics and didactics of history


  • English and History studies at the MLU Halle-Wittenberg and at the Universität Potsdam; degree: Bachelor of Education, 2013
  • since 2013: masterstudies English und History (Secondary School) at the Universität Potsdam
  • training as peer-tutor for writing advisors at the Europa-Universität Viadrina; qualification: University Certificate "Writing Advisor", 2015

Carolin Ganzer (Peer-Tutor)

Focus and Interests:

  • time management
  • motivation
  • influence of personal factors on writing process
  • getting started
  • advising for writing groups and for forming writing groups


  • English and French studies for Secondary School Education, since 2010
  • extensive experience as seeker of writing assistance and memeber of various writing groups
  • Peer tutoring training for writing advisors at the European University Viadrina; qualification: University Writing Advisor Certificate, 2016

What motivates us

You can find more information about the colleagues in the Writing Assistance Program in our Moodle course.

Working with us

You want to shape the services of the Writing Assistance? Find more information under "other questions".

Advising times and locations

Here’s an overview of our advising times at the University’s three campuses, as well as instructions on how to book an appointment.