5.4 Academic writing

Even though it may take a while, one day you will have to write a scientific text as part of your studies. This can happen already with a short essay. However, you should learn how to write academic texts – at the latest, for seminar papers and final theses. To learn the basics of academic writing, we recommend the following course. Starting from coming up with ideas and ending with correct formatting, you will learn what you should pay attention to.


Please note that each academic discipline has established its own standards and rules for writing scientific texts. The course is therefore very generic. Specific guidelines for your courses will be announced by the respective lecturers.