one week : five days : 42,19 hours

Take a leap forward in writing your thesis! The Dept. of English will provide you with a desk and CTL writing assistants will support you by providing setting and counselling.

Participation requirement:

  • Your topic is narrowed down to a research question as well as registered.
  • You have recently met with your supervisor or have scheduled a meeting just before the writing marathon.
  • You have a solid overview of the relevant literature.
  • You can be present and on time on all days of the writing marathon.
  • To register:
    • Bachelor students: list your student ID-number, your full name, number and name of teacher of your BA-seminar as well as your topic and subject area / field of study (including the index number)
    • Master students: list your student ID-number, your full name, your supervisor’s name, your topic and subject area/field of study (including the index number)

Dates for the winter semester 2019 / 2020

Target group: Students writing their BA or MA-thesis in English
Duration: 1 week, daily 9:00-17:30 (Friday until 17:19)


February 17-21, 2020

February 24-28, 2020

Registration deadlines will be announced shortly. If the writing marathon is not fully booked at this point, later applications will be accepted
. The number of participants is limited!


Isabella Ollinger
Klara Dreo
Brigitte Römmer-Nossek

Our version of the writing marathon is inspired by Dagmar Knorr, who was the first to provide a framework for 42:19 hrs of writing within a week.