Aim of the course:
The General Introduction and General Discussion are single-author chapters in the thesis which plays an important role in the final assessment of the thesis. In this course, a one-day training is offered for the writing of the General Introduction and the General Discussion of a PhD thesis. Apart from providing general guidelines, we will discuss strong and weak points of examples of a General Introduction and a General Discussion. The examples have to be studied before the course takes place.
Fee: free of charge for WIAS PhD candidates; for others: 130 euros.
Teachers: Jerry Wells & Johan van Leeuwen
For whom: PhD candidates in their final year
Location: NcountR room in the Impulse building
Draft Programme 29 January 2019:
Important! Around the 15th of January 2019, three examples of a General Introduction and three examples of a General Discussion will be sent to all participants. These have to be studied by all the participants before the start of the course.
- Effective writing.
- What is a good title of your thesis?
- How to write a General Introduction.
10.30: Discussion groups (about 3 persons/group): Analysis of the weak and the strong aspects of three General Introductions.
12.00: Lunch (Futurum, building 115, Stippenweg 2)
13.00: Presentation of the analyses of the Introductions and reflection by the teachers.
13.45: Lecture: How to write a General Discussion.
14.15: Discussion groups (about 3 persons/group): Analysis of the weak and strong aspects of three General Discussions.
16.00: Presentation of the analyses of the Discussions and reflection by the teachers.
16.45: Evaluation of the course (feedback by the participants).