How to chatGPT. A Writer's Lab - Scriptorium (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Karin Uecker
Duration0.5 SWS
TermSommersemester 2023
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

Admission information


After participation, students will be able to - to differentiate between citation systems and to write down references in their own text in a formally correct way - apply different scientific argumentation structures - optimize scientific language with regard to style and readability - give feedback on their own texts in small groups


Writing competence is a key factor for success. In two face-to-face sessions and two webinars, which build on each other thematically, students are introduced to working with ChatGPT. The possible applications of the software for scientific writing will be discussed. Special attention is also given to the legal framework under which the tool can be used for scientific work. The thematic focus is on the different text genres that are relevant in everyday university life: scientific text (introduction, discussion), summary/paraphrase of a paper/book, motivation letter and essay, whereby the fact check is of central importance. In addition, we will experiment with different language levels and stylistic devices. Please bring your own notebook.


Please bring your own notebook.

Teaching and learning methods

practical text exercises, individual online proofreading


At least 1 text sample for online proofreading (ECTS: 1). This course is assigned to the following modules: CLA10029 Writer's Lab (1 credit). Please note that you can only take each module once in your degree program

Recommended literature

Schneider, W. (2010). Deutsch für junge Profis – wie man gut und lebendig schreibt, Berlin: Rowohlt. Kruse, O. (2007). Keine Angst vorm leeren Blatt. Ohne Schreibblockaden durchs Studium, Frankfurt/New York: Campus. Esselborn-Krumbiegel, H. (2002). Von der Idee zum Text. Eine Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Schreiben, Paderborn u. a.: Schöningh.