Counselling Centre Universities of Bern

Writing papers

Academic writing is a complex activity. However, there are many ways in which knowledge and experience can help you. For example, if you know that the writing process consists of different phases that all present their own specific set of challenges, you can divide up your time more efficiently, concentrate on each phase and task, and thus avoid feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Breaking your project down into manageable chunks stops you feeling intimidated by its size.

Every paper that you finish gives you more writing experience and boosts your writing and language skills, which will help you when it comes to the next writing project. The best way to learn to write is to write!

Read more here (in German) about the phases of the writing process and planning the contents and schedule ... right down to the most important comma rules: