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Writing Tutors

Writing Tutors

The Schreibzentrum | Writing Center of the JMU gives students the opportunity to be trained as writing tutors.

Student writing tutors are specially trained to accompany their fellow students in the scientific writing process. As advanced students with good academic writing experience they provide verbal and written feedback on student writing, short workshops on various steps in the writing process, and counseling consultations.

The training can be done in two stages:

The basic training enables tutors with didactic support by staff of the writing center | Writing Center Tutorials and consultations to perform and write-intensive courses to accompany. It takes place within the framework of a block seminar and lasts 20 hours. Topics that are covered include: a .:

  • Introduction to writing didactics, phases in the writing process, goal-oriented writing methods, types of writers
  • Professional and interdisciplinary standards
  • Give instructions for reading and excercising strategies, finding a topic and asking questions, citing and paraphrasing u. v. m.
  • Give substantiated text feedback
  • Solutions for write inhibitions
  • Interviewing in consultations

Subsequently, trainers of the writing center accompany | Writing Centers writing tutorials through supervision.

Students who are interested in writing a writing tutor can register via WueStudy.

Writing Tutor Training

  • Do, 19.09.2019, 09:00-13:30 Uhr
  • Fr, 20.09.2019, 09:00-13:30 Uhr
  • Mo, 23.09.2019, 09:00-13:30 Uhr
  • Di, 24.09.2019, 09:00-13:30 Uhr



With the "Writing Tutor Certificate", the tutors receive proof that they have dealt in depth with all didactic topics and are able to independently create and implement didactic offers. It will be awarded after 100 further training hours, which can be composed of the following:

  • Writing tutors basic training
  • Didactic training
  • Collegial visits
  • Conducting consultations and workshops
  • Conception of didactic teaching-learning materials
  • Supervisions
  • Written reflection (7-10 DIN A4 pages)

Information for Teachers

If you would like to find out more about how you can use writing tutors in your lectures, or if you can propose selected students for writing tutor training and you are wondering how this can be financed, please contact Dr. Petra Zaus with your questions.