Writing Night


Wordcloud mit Teilnahmegründen an der Langen Nacht
Image: Ariane Wittkowski

Did you miss out on our third Writing Night for Deferred Academic Papers this March? This is very unfortunate as we won't be able to offer another one this year due to the current situation. However, in March 20201 it will take place again - either online and / or at the University of Potsdam - if possible.  Until then, we offer to support you as follows:

You can attend any of our English or German workshops. During the term, you can participate in the Schreibwerkstatt (German). Individual consultations (German and English) may be booked at all times during the year.


The "Writing Night for Deferred Academic Papers" was first organized by  the European University Viadrina in 2010. In the meantime, it has become a regular offer by other universities all over the world too - on the first Thursday in March.


Impressions of the Writing Night on March 5, 2020 

Participants of the Writing Night,

„Getting to know other writers :) pleased me. I would be happy if the event would take place more often because the motivational boost was nice and it's possible to ask questions." "I was able to work on one of my goals and experienced the writing room's atmosphere as surprisingly pleasant.“

On March 5, 2020, the students of the University of Potsdam dedicated themselves again to academic writing in a writer's-friendly atmosphere, away from the solitary desks at home: students and postgraduates of all faculties joined to write and were supported by qualified writing tutors. They arrived with their laptops, notes, and various questions at the Writing Night which was organized for the third time by the Zessko's Writing Assistance Program and actively supported by the university's library, "One University for Everyone" and the ZIM. Despite the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the participants worked energetically on their academic projects.
As a warm-up, workshops on database research, Citavi, and procrastination were offered. Our writing tutors answered numerous individual questions regarding the different phases of the writing process. Technical problems and formatting difficulties were solved as well. The Pausenexpess and  a walk at night triggered relaxation when needed. Engaging discussions at the pot-luck buffet brought about new perspectives on some of the writers' research questions, novel arguments in reasoning, or motivation to keep up the writing. Those attending without a specific writing project profited from the productive and motivating atmosphere in order to plan new projects or to learn. Additionally, many participants were able to establish new contacts.

 

Participants of the Writing Night,

„Getting to know other writers :) pleased me. I would be happy if the event would take place more often because the motivational boost was nice and it's possible to ask questions." "I was able to work on one of my goals and experienced the writing room's atmosphere as surprisingly pleasant.“


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During events with large numbers of people, images may be recorded. Visual recordings will show groups of participants who are not at the image's center. The Writing Assistance Program at the University of Potsdam may publish these recordings to inform the general public. This is specifically valid for the publication of recordings on our website and on the Writing Assistance's platforms on social media, ie. facebook. Each participant has the right to object to visual recordings of his / her person. The person performing the visual recordings must be informed of the objection on site.