Our Team

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Image: Zessko
Our team consists of four writing assistants: Dorothée Schulz-Budick, Ariane Wittkowski, Carolin Ganzer, Alina Gabriel, Maximilian Wiesner and Nora Lange.

Ariane Wittkowski (Academic Staff Member)

Focus and Interests:

  • Supporting the process of writing (individual or in "Schreibwerkstatt")
  • Training of writing advisors 
  • Timemanagement with the SPASS-method (Schroth and Vaupel)
  • Reading as a key to writing


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


  • With co-authors J. Tägener, M. Konarski, and D. Prickett:  "Das Drei-Felder-Konzept des Selbstlernbereichs am Zessko. Schreibberatung, Vortragscoaching und Sprachtutorien", in: Lehren und Lernen entwickeln - eine Frage der Gestaltung von Übergängen, Universtitätsverlag Potsdam, 2020, p. 143-172, publishup.uni-potsdam.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/47681.
  • "Cela intrigue ! Modifizierte Phraseologismen in französischen Werbeschlagzeilen" in: Anja Hennemann / Antje Lobin / Kathleen Plötner / Claudia Schlaak (Hg.): Werbesprache pluridisziplinär. Aktuelle Tendenzen in der romanistischen Werbesprachenforschung. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2017, p. 103-134.
  • Le Parkour und L’art du Déplacement - Die Kunst der (effizienten) Fortbewegung2016.


Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung (gefsus)


Carolin Ganzer (Peer-Tutor)

Focus and Interests:

  • Influence of personal factors on writing process
  • Time management and motivation
  • Getting started
  • Advising for writing groups and for forming writing groups
  • English texts
  • Advising for Citavi and Microsoft Word


  • French and English studies (Secondary School) at the Universität Potsdam; degree: Bachelor of Education, 2018
  • Since 2018: Masterstudies French and English (Secondary School) at the Universität Potsdam
  • Peer tutoring training for writing advisors at the European University Viadrina; qualification: University Writing Advisor Certificate, 2016
  • Extensive experience as seeker of writing assistance and member of various writing groups

Alina Gabriel (Peer-Tutor)

Focus and Interests:

  • Starting to write
  • Dealing with substantial self-criticism
  • Academic writing style
  • Narrowing down the topic


  • Since 2019: Masterstudies Cultural Sciences at the Humboldt-University (Berlin)
  • Peer tutoring training as a writing advisor at the University of Potsdam, 2019
  • Training as a mediator, 2018/19
  • Studies of Cultural and Social Sciences at the Humboldt-University (Berlin); degree: Bachelor of Arts, 2018
  • Experience as a student seeking advice in the Writing Assistance Program, 2018
  • Training: Stressreduction Through Mindfulness, 2015

Nora Lange (Peer-Tutorin)

Focus and Interests:

  • Writing motivation
  • Finding creative solutions
  • Resolving inner resistance towards writing 


  • Peer-tutoring training as a writing advisor at the University of Potsdam, 2020
  • Docendo Discimus training; qualification: University certificate, 2020
  • Tutor of  "Academic Writing“, WiSe 2019 / 20
  • Studies of Russian and Cultural Sciences at the University of Potsdam, 2017 - 2020

Maximilian Wiesner (Peer-Tutor)

Arbeits- und Interessenschwerpunkte:

  • Timemanagement
  • Textstructure and Orientation
  • English texts
  • Academic Writing
  • Narrowing down the topic
  • Revising a text


  • Peer-tutoring training as a writing advisor at the University of Potsdam, 2020
  • Since 2020: Masterstudies Linguistics at the University of Potsdam
  • Studies of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz; ​ ​degree: Bachelor of Arts, 2020
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What motivates us

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

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Joining our Team

You wish to help shaping the Writing Assistance Program? For more information go to "FAQ".

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Times and Services

Here you'll find an overview of the consultation hours at all three campuses of the university as well as information on booking an appointment.

Writing Assistance Program at the University of Potsdam


Universität Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam


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