Writing consultation

Writing advice is self-empowerment. Experienced colleagues help you by asking specific questions, encouraging reflection, facilitating exercises, helping you express what you’d like to say, and communicating writing strategies and process knowledge.

Your writing project continues to be your writing project. Writing advice is about your writing process, but what you write is a matter you need to discuss with your teachers or supervisors. For instance, if you have used writing advice to narrow down your research question or structure your paper, make sure that they approve of the result.

Writing advice always takes place on an equal footing. It pursues a peer-to-peer approach to provide a safe space where you can ask questions that you’d rather not ask your teachers.

Possible topics of a writing consultation

 Who can make use of a writing constultation?

Bachelor’s and master’s students at the University of Vienna who are writing a paper or thesis, who have ideally already attended writing mentoring, particularly non-native speakers of German, including speakers of Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS).


The writing consultations are on semester break! You can register for writing consultations again from mid-March!

The consulting hours do not fit for you?

Want to talk about your writing project but don't have time during writing consultation hours? Come in Monday through Thursday between 09:00 and 16:00, Fridays between 09:00 and 12:00 for a Walk In Consultation at the CTL Peer Point in the NIG, 7th floor (Student Space 1)! (not on holidays or lecture-free days).


Register via: peerpoint.ctl@univie.ac.at (Contact: Viktoria Hauer)

Subject: Writing consultation

Please include the following information in your e-mail:

  • preferred slot
  • student ID number ('Matrikelnummer')
  • degree programme and associated number ('Studienkennzahl')
  • type and topic of your thesis/work
  • concerns or writing topics you would like to discuss

Contact & Registration

Contact via peerpoint.ctl@univie.ac.at to Viktoria Hauer