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The Writing Fellow Programme for Lecturers

Unfortunately, the Writing Fellow Programme can no longer continue due to funding cuts.

The Writing Fellow Programme supports lecturers of the University of Potsdam either in English or German. The aim of the programme is to help students master their writing process in a specific course context by providing individual feedback on texts, and optionally by giving an input on topics such as "Motivation", "The Writing Process", or "Revising the Text".  As a lecturer, you can apply with your course for one Writing Fellow.

Writing Fellows are trained student writing tutors working at the Writing Assistance. They help students on a peer level with all their questions concerning academic writing. The collaborative approach aims to reduce the students' stress and to generate a positive working environment. Our Writing Fellows will help with questions such as "How to find a research question?", "Is my topic clear?", or "Does my outline show a logical line of argumentation?".

If you have any futher questions feel free to get in touch via e-mail to

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!


Alternative to the WF programme: Individual workshops within courses (no Feedback)

If it is convenient for you to have 1-2 inputs in your course during the semester, we offer the following topics to choose from : 

  • Finding your Topic and Research Question
  • Prepare the Writing: Structure and Outline
  • Reading techniques
  • Creative Scientific Writing
  • Revisiting the Text: How to (re)write, edit, correct and finalise your paper

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Photo: Writing Assistance/Zessko

You can download our workbook here .

As a participant of our Writing Fellow programme, you can also receive printed booklets for your seminar. Please get in touch for any further information via e-mail to 

Photo: Writing Assistance/Zessko