WIAS Course The Final Touch

Course schedule

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16 November 2021 09:00 17:00 Wageningen Campus Marianne Bruining 14 / 15 Apply

Course description

Aim of the course:

The General Introduction and General Discussion are single-author chapters in the thesis which plays an important role in the final assessment of the thesis. In this course, a one-day training is offered for the writing of the General Introduction and the General Discussion of a PhD thesis. Apart from providing general guidelines, we will discuss strong and weak points of examples of a General Introduction and a General Discussion. The examples have to be studied before the course takes place.

Fee: free of charge for WIAS PhD candidates; for others: 130 euros.

Teachers: Jerry Wells & Johan van Leeuwen

For whom: PhD candidates in their final year

Location: Wageningen Campus, Impulse building, room NcountR

Draft Programme:

Important! Several weeks in advance, three examples of a General Introduction and three examples of a General Discussion will be sent to you by email. You are expected have to be studied these before the start of the course.

9.00: Lecture:

  • Effective writing.
  • What is a good title of your thesis?
  • How to write a General Introduction.

10.30: Discussion groups (about 3 persons/group): Analysis of the weak and the strong aspects of three General Introductions.

12.00: Lunch

13.00: Presentation of the analyses of the Introductions and reflection by the teachers.

13.45: Lecture: How to write a General Discussion.

14.15: Discussion groups (about 3 persons/group): Analysis of the weak and strong aspects of three General Discussions.

16.00: Presentation of the analyses of the Discussions and reflection by the teachers.

16.45: Evaluation of the course (feedback by the participants).

17.00: Drinks