Writing and Presentation Skills
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)
Winter Term 2008-9
Individual schedule; see Schedule page for details.


This is where you will find any materials other than books that we will be using during the course. If anything is missing or a link doesn't work, please let me know.


  • Voice vs Content (PDF)
  • Gopen/Swan: "The Science of Scientific Writing" (PDF)
  • Pinker, Steven: The Langugage Instinct (excerpt) (PDF)
  • Quammen, David: The Song of the Dodo (excerpt) (PDF)
  • King, Sir David: "Suppose it was us..." (PDF)
  • Sagan, Carl: "Can We Know the Universe?" (PDF)
  • Diamond, Jared: "Kinship with the Stars" (PDF)


  • Barack Obama's victory speech (YouTube)
  • Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? (TED)
  • Benjamin Zander on music an passion (TED)
Topic revision: r5 - 03 Dec 2008, PeterMonnerjahn


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