Slidewriting - Optimize your own academic presentation

Target group:
PhD-students of the GGG, other PhD-students if free places are available

28.05. & 29.05.2015
(9:00 - 17:00)

ATTENTION: Please note that the room for the course "Slidewriting" has been changed. The course will now take place in the Heyne House (Papendiek 16), seminar room 1. Directions to the Heyne House can be found here.
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Zentralbibliothek, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
Großer Seminarraum

Available seats: 12
Course language: English
Teacher: Dr. Markus Burger (

Seminar objectives:
The goal of this seminar is to develop self-explanatory slides for your next important academic presentation, e.g. for a conference or your thesis defence.
You will obtain three benefits:

- Convince your audience with well-structured slides and presentations
- Condense your complex research findings to the short time span of a presentation
- Save time and effort creating easy-to-understand slides

In the theoretical part of the seminar, you will learn techniques for structuring complex information logically and for designing easy-to-understand slides. In the practical part, you will then apply these techniques to your very own research findings and produce your own presentation. By the end of the seminar, you will get a complete draft of your own academic presentation.
Important: This seminar focuses on the logic of good presentations. It does not cover the use of presentation software like PowerPoint. You only need to bring pen and paper, no laptops.

Conditions of participation:
Before the seminar, please submit a sample presentation of your research to the lecturer (mail address will be provided after registration). Please do not produce anything new, just submit an old presentation you already have.

Credits: 1 Credits
Demands: Active participation in the seminar & production of one written optimized slide and one written optimized presentation (during the course)

Application starts 16.02.2015
Application only via:
Contact for more information: Dr. Kristin Schröder, Phone: +551 39-20449

This course is organized by the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG).