Writing Workshops – Schreibwerkstätten


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) of the University of Vienna offers support to all students currently working on their master's theses.

The Schreibwerkstätten (Writing Workshops) will now be offered in English to non-German-speaking students and to students writing in English. The series of five consecutive workshops is aimed at guiding a group of 12 students through their academic writing process and providing them with strategies and methods for all stages of the process, from narrowing down their research question to final editing.

An “English for Academic Purposes” workshop will be offered to address the specifics of writing in English. It will be open to all students writing in English who have been to a writing workshop/Schreibwerkstatt (English or German).

Furthermore, you are cordially invited to attend the weekly „Schreibtreff“ (Writing Group) by Klara Dreo. It will allow you to expand on topics discussed in the workshops, receive constructive feedback and gain motivation for your writing project. Once you attended a Writing Workshop you may also book an individual counseling session.

The first writing workshop will take place on April 6th, 2016, 10:00-13:00 in the large seminar room at the CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning), Universitätsstraße 5, 1010 Vienna, 3rd floor.

Depending on the acceptance of this offer, the follow-up workshop will take place in May. The participation is possible under the following conditions:

  • You are a master´s student enrolled at the University of Vienna.
  • You have – apart from the master´s thesis – finished your studies.
  • You have a topic for your thesis which has been already registered officially.
  • You have an overview over the literature you are going to use.
  • You have a supervisor and have recently had a meeting, or have one scheduled within the next month.
  • You have time at your disposal to work on your thesis consistently.

How does the registration work? Please send an email to: ctl.schreibwerkstatt[at]univie.ac.at. This email should contain the following information:

  • first and last names
  • email address
  • your subject(s)
  • subject identification number (Studienkennzahl)
  • student number (Matrikelnummer)
  • topic of your thesis
  • name of supervisor
  • Do you fully meet the conditions for registration: Yes/No

As soon as we receive your email containing all the necessary information, Klara Dreo will register you for the workshops. Keep in mind that you can participate in Workshop 2 only after you have attended Workshop 1. If there are too many applications, additional workshops might be offered. If you are registered for a workshop but fail to attend without previous notice, you will be suspended from the workshops. The workshops are free of charge for students of Vienna University.

We look forward to receiving your application for registration!

Klara Dreo, BA Mag.a Brigitte Römmer-Nossek