English Writing Center

The English Writing Center (EWC) offers free one-to-one consulting in English writing to all members of the TUM community.
Please bring to your appointment up to 5 pages of a text. It might be a section of a thesis or article, an essay or homework assignment, a CV or cover letter, or any other English text. 
The English lecturers and studenWriting Fellows in the EWC help you develop long-term proficiency in English writing, while polishing your actual texts in the process.
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Appointment selection:

  • You may book one appointment per day, three per week, and twelve per semester
  • You can book appointments up to one month in advance.
  • Please verify your email address before booking. Otherwise you will not receive a confirmation of the booking.
  • If you are unable to find any available appointments at this time, we encourage you to check back at a later date. The EWC is constantly adding new appointments to the schedule, in order to accommodate as many clients as possible.

Confirmation of the booking: 

  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon making an appointment and an automatic meeting invitation two hours before your appointment.  If you do not receive an e-mail, please let us know.

For the appointment

  • If you are unable to attend, please cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance (see link in the confirmation email).
  • Bring a printed, double-spaced copy of your text to the appointment to facilitate annotating.
  • For virtual appointments, be prepared to share your text via screen sharing in Zoom.
  • Locate the room at the appropriate campus beforehand.

REMARK: Our service is to teach you to improve your writing, not to proofread your texts. So please always do your best to implement what you’ve learned in your whole text before making another appointment. That way the lessons build on one another. 


Munich City Campus

Room 0241
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München

Tel. +49 (0)89 289-25298 


Raum MW 0808
Boltzmannstr. 15,
85748 Garching b. München

Tel. +49 (0)89 289-15102 


Next to Seminarraum 1.04
Weihenstephaner Berg 13
85354 Freising

Tel. +49 (0)8161 71-5336


Room D1, 1. OG
Schulgasse 22 
94315 Straubing


Online appointments

We also offer appointments through Zoom for TUM affiliates not currently based in Munich.

If you have booked a Zoom appointment, you will receive an e-mail with a meeting invitation two hours before the appointment is scheduled to start. Please join the meeting on time and wait in the virtual waiting room, if necessary.

Writing Resources

These handouts were diligently created by members of staff of the TUM English Writing Center to help writers improve their writing style, grammar, and application documents.

Here you will find a collection of links to writing resources from TUM departments. You may find guidance on how to structure and write a thesis, seminar paper, or final report. If no resources for your department are listed, check back shortly since we're in the process of expanding this collection.

If you know about a resource that we've missed, please send us an email at writing@zv.tum.de with the link, so we can add it here.

  • General English Writing & Grammar:
    Online Writing Lab - Purdue University
    (This site is a comprehensive online database of English writing. Abounding with detailed explanations, samples, and exercises, it provides guidance in virtually every field—business, academia, the sciences, journalism, to name a few.)
  • Scientific Writing - Online Resources:
    Duke University: Scientific Writing Resource 
    (A website with step-by-step lessons and worksheets on basic principles of style in scientific writing)
    Scitable - Nature Education: English Communication for Scientists
    (An excellent website from Nature with guidelines and examples for every facet of scientific communication)

These articles have been collected by the staff of the English Writing Center. Here you will find academic writing that presents complex scientific ideas clearly and concisely in vibrant and lively English. The papers have all been published in respectable, peer-reviewed journals and are meant to provide real-world examples of the principles of good writing that we teach at the English Writing Center. We also hope that the articles will serve as an inspiration to all who want to write about science and technology with clarity and elegance.

The links to the articles require you to have a TUM eAccess ID and password. 

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Photo Credits: Astrid Eckert / TUM

Rose Jacobs
English Lecturer
Coordination EWC

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Natasha Wellershausen
English Lecturer
Coordination EWC

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