Our Support Fundamentals
The Multilingual Writing Center provides writing support to students of all degree levels and from all faculties/departments of Leibniz University Hannover. We mainly work with students who are writing academically in English or German as a foreign/second language. Students with or without writing experience can take advantage of our services.
Interactivity is a major part of the writing sessions. Tutors and tutees will have dialog about different aspects of the writing and writing processes. However, the writer is responsible for his/her writing. The tutor may ask questions and listen with the aim of leading the writer to think critically about his/her own writing. Through this exchange the tutor and the tutee share and develop knowledge useful for implementing in present and future writing.
We are always trying to improve our services and as a result, we will ask students for feedback. The feedback is anonymous and we ask that the information is truthful. Each writing session will be documented for quality purposes and shared with the writer. This allows us to review and to see goals that we have set in previous sessions.
The Multilingual Writing Center respects the confidentiality of each writing session.
We understand that we may not be able help in all situations. In the event we cannot help, we will try to recommend applicable resources. These resources may include services of the library (e.g. research support, citation software) and other relevant departments that could help with issues that hinder you from writing (e.g. time management and procrastination).