Getting It Done! How to Complete Your Dissertation – Methods and Motivation

11.09.2024 - 12.09.2024 09:00-17:00

Doctoral candidates in the final year of their PhD

The “Getting it Done”-workshop provides you with the tools you need to tackle the final stage of your dissertation with as little hassle as possible: We discuss tried and tested methods which you will use to draw up a realistic project schedule. It is also important for you to keep working continuously until you finally submit the dissertation. To that end, you will learn how to develop strategies which will help you to cope with persistent levels of stress and strain. Depending on the specific needs and interests of the participants we will also focus on techniques for efficient writing, the topic of supervision and support, and questions concerning the defense.

Content Outline:
• Project scheduling: How to draw up a realistic project schedule for the final stage of your dissertation
• Iterative incremental planning
• Basic strategies and tools for an efficient Time- and Self-Management (i.e. Pomodoro Technique, Phases of Productivity, Implementation intentions …)
• Setting Priorities
• Efficient Writing
• Pragmatism and Productivity

Veranstaltungsort:  TU Hamburg, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 2 (B), Room B 0.001 and B 0.006

Graduiertenakademie für Technologie und Innovation, TU Hamburg