Writing Support

The PhD-program of the HGS offers professional advice and guidance during any stage of your thesis, from notes, outlines, and drafts to research papers and application letters, all provided by a graduate from the Institute of English Studies here at the University of Heidelberg. If you wish to enlist assistance for your writing, please do send an email with your excerpt, paragraph or chapter and your request for an appointment.

APPOINTMENTS ONLY for any comprehensive consultation. Meetings MUST be arranged in advance.

To guarantee an efficient session on a larger part, please do send me an excerpt of 3-5 pages one week in advance, so I can prepare properly, make a thorough analysis of your writing and focus on some core aspects. Please do also identify the issues YOU consider most important “grammar, style, structure, argumentation, citations, etc.“ then I will work with you to improve not only the paper at hand, but your writing skills in general. I will print out a corrected version, discuss it with you and hand it back to you for your own use.

For quick questions you are always welcome to drop in during my office hours. 

Further Options

  • for a quick autonomous check you can consult the online writing lab of Purdue OWL
  • there are writing workshops from the Graduate Academy of the University of Heidelberg you can join every semester
  • if you wish to get support, writing a paper in English or German click here

Office Hours

09:00 - 12:00

09:00 - 12:00

09:00 - 12:00


HGS MathComp Writing Support

Maria Rupprecht
5th Floor • Room 5/234

Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54 - 14 431
Email:    Maria Rupprecht