Soft-skills Seminar for the years 2015

    The courses are shown in reverse order of time

    Self- and Time Management | Tutor: Sabine Lerch | home 

    February 4 and 5, 2015 Room: 0.01, Time: 09:00-17:00

    Syllabus:

    Timeline

    ...how do I deal with time

    Analysis of my present situation

    Different working styles 

    Values and Goals

    ...what keeps me on track

    Paradigms that influence my life
    Positive outcomes and intrinsic motivation 

    Priorities!

    ...first things first

    Important or urgent?

    ParetoandA-B-C

    Effective Time-Management

    ...how to manage and use time

    Long term and short term planning

    Use of modern planning tools 

    Project Management basics

    ...following the critical path

    Project plan and Work Breakdown Estimations and resources
    My PhD– a project! 

    Catch the Time Thieves

    ...hunting for the “cookies”

    Goodbye procrastination

    Decision-making

    Life Balancing

    ...dealing with stress and strain

    The four human needs
    Energy sources 

    Optimizing Published Science Research Reading  | Mrs Marcy Scholz

    July 13, 14, 2015, Room: AIfA III, R. 0.005 ground floor, Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Syllabus

    Scientists contend not only with obtaining significant results, but also with communicating this information effectively and efficiently. Many question how to determine the author ́s intended message within these results and struggle to understand this information. What the reader often fails to understand, is that the reader begins reading a text with certain expectations. If these expectations are not fulfilled, sometimes problems of understanding can develop. 

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to become an “active” reader of English academic texts. Participants will examine various strategies used by native-speaker scientific writers in order to define what the expected structure should contain. The various contained elements participants are then asked to identify using various texts. In addition, participants will examine the role of the reader within the writing process and why this aspect divides a good paper from an excellent one. During the two- day workshop, professional input from the trainer will alternate with practical reading and written exercises as well as discussions of relevant issues. 

    Day 1: 

    • reflecting on the participant ́s reading strategies
    • examining structural relationships within and between sections of a paper
    • discovering strategic elements featured in native-speaker texts

    Day 2: 

    • understanding the significance of the reader
    • locating, developing, and maintaining the reader ́s interest in the topic (“storytelling”)
    • recognizing and implementing strategies for reader understanding
    • practicing various reading strategies
    • optimizing reading habits

     
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