This part of the site is intended to help you with your studies. Please make use of the relevant documents and kindly be sure to have read through Advice on Writing Academic Essays in English and the Style Sheet before turning in your paper. Thank you.

To keep on top of changes in classwork, deadlines, the semester start, etc., please refer to:

Call Justus:

FAQ concerning the new corona virus:


++ Picking Up Your Evaluated Class Work and Getting Feedback on Your Theses ++

Many of you feel frustrated that you can only look at the evaluations of your BA and MA theses at the Prüfungsamt. So as to alleviate this situation, I wish to invite you to contact Ms. Rück, MA ( after your evaluations have been officially submitted, that is ten weeks to three months after your submission date. Ms. Rück can then send you a copy of your evaluations by email. 

You can also arrange to read other comments on your theses by contacting the research assistants for my chair at HiWis Olson about when you can come in to look at the marked version of your thesis.

Please note: In the Hiwi office, there are huge piles of your evaluated work. Please ask the hiwis Olson (email above) about a good time to come in and pick up your papers.


Do you need help writing your thesis?

Please join us for our meetings of the thesis support program. Students of didactics, linguistics, and literary and cultural studies are all welcome. For more information please contact:


Alternatives to Writing a Term Paper

Reading journals can be written in different ways. Please see excellent examples by:

Example of a creative approach to critical media analysis by Eileen Willweber and Judith Pech: Mindmap , Imaginary_TranscriptMood_Board.

Demonstration of the importance of types of music in TV interpretation by Stephanie Lotzow: Music and Manipulation: A Sound Experiment (SS 2015).

Example of a portfolio by Dorothea Seibert for the Lecture “From Proto-Feminism to Queer Studies and Beyond” (WS 2015/16), and one by Daniela Marina Schulz „You Might as Well Call Ma A ‚Hypoclit'“ (SS 2018).

Example of a Multimedial Reading Journal (picture 1, picture 2, picture 3, picture 4, picture 5) by Dilini Algama for the Seminar “Gendering Television Series” (SS 2013).

Example of a screenplay considering diversity in trans* context written by Berina Alomerovic for the Seminar “Trans*Television” (WS 2017/18).

Please see the Student Work page for examples of other types of projects students have done for credit.


Sample Literature Lists

Sample Literature List with Three Topics

Sample Literature List for Oral Exam

Sample Exam For a BA Course

Sample Exam for a BA Course

Essay Advice

Writing Academic Papers in English – A Guide for German BA Students

Style Sheet (Updated 2 Feb 2021)

New Style Sheet for the Department of English, JLU

BA Thesis

Some Guidelines for Writing Your BA Thesis