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The Writing Center in the German Department is a forum for individuals who have specific concerns and questions regarding German writing or grammar in the context of an assignment, paper, or project. It also provides opportunities for those who want to be one, two, or more steps ahead and increase their knowledge of the German language. Consult our Blackboard Site (to enroll, write to germanwritingcenter@northwestern.edu or izeller@northwestern.edu) to sign up for appointments and to access resources on writing and grammar and receive other relevant information. Announcements regarding workshops and other projects and events will be posted there and in the Department. Please contact Ingrid Zeller for more information.

The Writing Center provides the following:

  • assistance with writing papers, letters, and other texts in German at all stages
  • access to materials and resources on our Blackboard Site
  • individual help with questions on grammar
  • electronic answers to questions if you have a quick question
  • regular workshops on selected Friday afternoons from 3 pm - 4 pm (1800 Sherman, Suite 106, Room 127) on specific aspects related to writing and grammar in German
  • a forum for student creativity, expression, and productivity

The Writing Center is currently located in 1800 Sherman, Suite 106, Room 127 and is open during Fall Quarter 2014 on:

Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm and by appointment
Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm and by appointment
Workshops on selected Fridays from 3 pm - 4 pm in Room 127 (1800 Sherman, Suite 106)

For individual appointments at the Writing Center, please ...

  • contact the German Writing Center at germanwritingcenter@northwestern.edu or Ingrid Zeller at izeller@northwestern.edu to set up an appointment.
  • consult the Blackboard Site for availability of slots and sign up through the site. To enroll in the site, please write to the same addresses.
  • sign up through the electronic sign-up feature on Blackboard for 30 - 60 minutes appointments.
  • send an electronic copy of your text along with a description of your assignment as soon as possible.
  • expect to receive comments on structure, grammar, choice of words, and style via symbols and a color system, and to discuss the points and come up with solutions together.
  • expect this to be a learning process to improve your writing skills.

Feel free to send comments, suggestions, inquiries at any time and check back regularly for news, events, and resources! You will also receive announcements via internal departmental sites and listservs!

For your reference, please download the flyers with general information and suggestions for preparing for your visit.


1800 Sherman • Suite 106 • Evanston, IL 60201 • (847) 491-7249 • german@northwestern.edu

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