Trainer for effective study skills
My name is Melanie Andresen. Since November 2014 I work as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the German Institute at the University of Hamburg and I do a PhD on academic language. I hold a BA degree in German Language and Literature and completed my MA in German Linguistics in Spring 2014. During my postgraduate degree I spent one semester at the University of Tromsø in Norway.During the first semester of the 2011/12 academic year I attended a training course to become a Peer Writing Tutor at the ‘Schreibwerkstatt Mehrsprachigkeit’ at the University of Hamburg and I have worked there as a writing counsellor until I finished my studies. We mainly give advice to students who don’t have German as their first language but have to write academic texts in German. I really did enjoy this job and it made me reflect my own writing habits. I started offering workshops on academic writing at Piasta in 2013.