Writing Lab

Writing is a process that can be learned and continually improved. Our mission therefore is to develop new teaching methods and tailored support for academic writing. We also organise events and workshops on specific writing issues and offer individualised writing guidance.

Writing inhibitions? Our offers for students

Our Academic Writing Helpdesk is available for short consultations (about 10-15 minutes) on topics related to academic writing. During the lecture period we have a desk in the entrance area of the library and a counselling room online (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 5-7 p.m..

Dates and the access link to the online counselling room can be found on StudentWeb.


Every semester we offer workshops in German and English on selected writing topics, including correct citation and paraphrasing, developing a research question, or the structure and argumentation of academic texts.

Interested? You can find all current dates on StudentWeb.


Night of Writing Skills, 26. October 17.00-20.00 Citation Day, 14. November 2023 12.00-19.00

Are you writing your IAW term paper? Support is available!

We offer information on different academic wiriting related topics and  individual counselling sessions on

the Night of Writing Skills on October 26th, 2023 from 5 to 8 pm online and in the HSG Library.

Come along to our informative and entertaining academic writing slams

 (Venue: Central booth outside the library entrance; no registration needed)

Available only with ticket! Individual writing advice is available in German and English, 

Get your ticket from the library’s circulation desk starting at 10th October. Tickets are only available there. 

Individual tutoring 20mins per session, via Zoom or in the HSG Library. Please prepare your questions in advance and have any relevant passages ready!

Do you have last minute citation or referencing questions regarding your IAW term paper? We're here to help! Join the Citation Day on 14 th Novemer 2023, 12.00-19.00.

Tickets for an individual online consultation are available at the library.

We answer the most frequent citation questions in presentations. You can join the online presentations without registration using the StudentWebsite:


12.00-13.00: Zitieren und Paraphrasieren (Deutsch)

15.00-16-00: Citing Sources properly (English)





Google Scholar vs. Swisscovery (EN)


Schreibtypen und Schreibstrategien (DE)


How to cite and how to avoid plagiarism (EN)


Die dämlichsten Suchstrategien (DE)


AI Tools in Academic Writing (EN)


Predatory Journals, Peer-Review, Impace Factor (DE)


Writing strategies (EN)


Google Scholar vs. Swisscovery (DE)


Academic argumentation (EN)

Get your ticket from the library’s circulation desk starting by the end of October. Tickets are only available there.

Please show your HSGcard and contact, giving study language and the ticket number in order to recieve your link to the individual counselling room via e-mail. 

Individual tutoring 20mins per session, via Zoom. Please prepare your questions in advance and
have any relevant passages ready!


Writing your PhD, but not alone!

In cooperation with the Early Career Programme, we organize PhD writing groups during the semester at fixed times to work together on the dissertation.

Learn more

Writing as a part of teaching

Academic writing is complex and can be developed and continually improved. Coursework, however, often leaves little time to explore, practise and provide feedback on the writing process.

The HSG Writing Lab caters to these needs by providing a range of tailored support: specially designed teaching materials, workshops on specific writing issues and writing coaching for students. Feel free to contact us by email.

News & Events

Further information



University St.Gallen
Writing Lab
Room 51-7006
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St.Gallen
+41 71 224 28 86
Dr. Carina Gröner
Head Writing Lab
+41 71 224 24 38