Thesis-Defense Training

Veranstaltungsdaten

04. December 2019 09:00 – 05. December 2019 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0030

During the defense of your doctoral thesis, you have to give a presentation of 10 to 30 minutes, which is followed by a discussion. This workshop is designed to prepare you optimally for this situation. The first part of the workshop will provide practical tips for your introductory presentation: how to structure the presentation, how to build your central argument, what language to use, and so on. The second part of the workshop will deal with typical problems that occur during the discussion: how to respond to criticism and “killer questions”, how to deal with stage fright, mental blocks, and similar. The third part of the workshop will offer you the opportunity to give your presentation and receive feedback from the group and trainer.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will be able to give a convincing and well-structured presentation (input and exercises on argumentation and presentation techniques).
  • You will be able to deal in a confident manner with counterarguments and critical questions (test presentations and discussion exercises).
  • You will be well prepared and feel confident about your thesis defense (input on setting, roles, and expectations concerning thesis defense).

Requirements 

Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.

Dates

December 4, 2019, 9 am–5 pm, and
December 5, 2019, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates from all ­disciplines

Modalities

Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR

Registration

At , deadline November 19, 2019
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.

Lecturers

Dr. Malte Engel, www.argumentationskompetenz.de

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Humanities and Social Sciences

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