Start your Doctorate Prepared: Mindsets, Tools & Processes - online

Start your Doctorate Prepared: Mindsets, Tools & Processes - online14.12.2023 09:00 - 17:00 (Thu)onlineDr. Egeling, Alexander

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For doctoral researchers of all disciplines in their first year.


If you take the time to think about a smart approach early on, you are likely to reach your objectives faster and achieve superior results. This workshop focuses on the critical elements for a successful doctoral journey: Which mindsets, tools, and processes make a real difference on the way to a doctorate? We concentrate on three areas: The efficient organization of tasks and notes, the productive communication with supervisors and the research community, and the structured reading and writing of academic papers. In each area, we will reflect on effective mindsets, tools, and workflows.  The goal is for each participant to take away at least three specific ideas on how to substantially improve their own approach.


Organisation of tasks & notes:
    • Tools and processes for practical and effective task management
    • Use of modern knowledge management methods in research

Productive exchange:
• Approaches to getting productive and diverse feedback
   • Expanding the scientific network
   • Dealing with critical feedback

• Daily work routines for highly concentrated work
   • Practical tips and tricks for efficient writing
   • Strategies for efficient handling of scientific literature
   • Finding a balance between pragmatism and perfectionism


For workshops held online, participation is allowed under the following conditions: a working camera that is turned on and a microphone to allow active participation in discussions and group work. Headphones must also be used to protect other participants from office eavesdroppers. In this context, we would also like to refer to the rules for digital courses at Freie Universität Berlin (Code of Conduct).



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Dr. Alexander Egeling