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

Preparation

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17 December
– Post your group's model in the Forum. Make sure to include the effect that one might want to achieve by using that model, and how it actually does achieve that effect. (Your colleagues will want to know in what kind of situation they might want to use the model, and what it is going to make their readers think.)
– From the texts by Pinker and Quammen extract the model of an introduction that both seem to be using.
– Read "The Science of Scientific Writing" and try to apply some of the rules to a text that you wrote yourself in the last couple of months. Bring something to show your colleagues.

10 December
– See 26 Nov.

2 December
– Apply the problem–solution model to King's text about tsunami early-warning systems.
– Bring a published text from your field of study. Explain something about the text that is noteworthy or even exceptional.

26 November
– Watch the talk by Ken Robinson and try to define what for him might have been points A, B, and C that we discussed in class.

19 November
– Please bring a scientific text from your field that you think is instructive in either its use of language, its argumentation, or its presentation. Be prepared to elaborate on that impression.
– Make me work a little. In one common thread in the forum, briefly describe what for you personally seems to be the most serious problem in writing. Has anyone ever suggested a remedy, and have you tried it?

12 November
– Watch the talk by Ken Robinson and try to define what for him might have been points A, B, and C that we discussed in class.

5 November
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29 October
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22 October
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15 October
– This is our first session. Just come as you are.

Topic revision: r7 - 17 Dec 2008, PeterMonnerjahn

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