2021-2022 Academic Writing classes for students in their first year

During their first year of study at the DAI all students take part in an academic writing course (4 sessions), which will look at: formulating arguments and presenting data, organisation and coherence throughout a text, writing clear and concise paragraphs, as well as the use of sources (literature review, paraphrasing, quoting, and referencing). The aim is to formulate a clear thesis proposal at the end of the year.

The HTDTWT program co-ordinator and tutor for the academic writing classes is Florian Göttke

Please return to this page for monthly program updates.


Class 1 (November) NAC, Lithuania


What is research in the arts? -- What is research in academia? -- How to engage with theory at the DAI

Introduction Thesis guidelines -- Academic Research in relation to Artistic Practice

Assignment 1: Text Summary (deadline: Thu 9 Dec)

Choose two texts, either from your theory seminar, or another text that you are interested in. Read and highlight the most important points in the argument. Write a short text (around 300 words) summarising (a part of) the argument of the author. Use paraphrasing and one quote.



Class 2 (December) online

group 1: Wed 15 Dec  10:00 - 12:00

group 2: Thur 16 Dec 10:00 - 12:00


Style in Academic Writing

Referencing Sources

Paraphrasing, quoting, inline quote/block quote, footnotes and bibliography, Chicago Manual of Style