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American Studies Writing Resources


Dear students of American Studies,

We are very happy to officially launch “American Studies Writing Resources”, a WueCampus “course” set up to help you with writing academic texts in American Studies. It is basically divided into two categories: learning materials on how to improve your academic texts, in particular response and term papers, and a term paper archive that is supposed to provide you with appropriate examples of excellent term papers that have been handed in to the American Studies department of this university. As the authors of these papers have generously allowed us to anonymously publish their papers for learning purposes, we ask you to respect their works by following the rules stated in the disclaimer at the end of the course room.

In the General Resources and General Writing Resources folder, you can find information on how to access texts needed for academic reading and writing from home and some general materials on how to improve your writing in general. The teaching videos include information on how to find a thesis for your paper, how to work with literature and film as well as appropriate sources for your term paper. You might already be familiar with this concept as we have tested it out in various WueCampus rooms during lockdown and have now decided to collect these videos to give all students access to them regardless of which focus their American Studies courses have. For more information on the set-up of the course and the teaching videos, you can watch the “Short Introduction to the Course” video. We have provided additional materials from the Writing Center as well as other sources that we hope will be of help to you and your writing process.

If you are interested in the course, you can self-enroll here: https://wuecampus.uni-wuerzburg.de/moodle/course/view.php?id=54521

We are also offering office hours with an American Studies writing tutor twice a week on Zoom or in person to discuss your writing and answer your questions, which you can sign up for here.

If you have any questions or feedback, you can post it to the General Discussion Forum or contact us at hiwi.amerikanistik@uni-wuerzburg.de!

Marie Beckmann, David Schiepek, and Marina Greb
American Studies student assistants