Writing Workshops for Doctoral Candidates, Part 1: Reading Strategies and Time Management

This course is only offered in German.


When writing a doctoral thesis, time and work management play an important role. Without careful planning, long-term projects threaten to get out of hand and writers might lose their motivation. At the workshop, you will start out by reflecting and evaluating your own time planning, learn about time management strategies and apply them to your own project.

In the second part of the workshop, you will deal with strategies for reviewing and securing vast amounts of research literature as well as techniques for efficient reading. You will reflect on your previous approach and issues that might have occurred and will then proceed to try out new reading strategies.

Target group and number of participants

All doctoral students at JGU who have started researching literature for their PhD project and are interested in trying out strategies for efficient planning of the reading process. Especially suitable for the early doctoral phase.
Maximum number of participants: 14

At the course, you will

  • Receive information about the writing process
  • Reflect on your own approach and exchange with others
  • Learn about time management strategies
  • Learn about reading strategies


You will

  • reflect on the individual approach when reading scientific texts
  • learn about various time management and reading strategies

Pre- / post-processing

The participants will be given a preparatory task two weeks prior to the workshop. (Preparation of a timetable and testing of a reading strategies)


Annabel Kramp, M.A, M.Ed.

Date and venue

Monday, Feburary 22nd 2021, 9:00am - 1:30pm

The online workshop will take place in MS teams. After you have registered, you will receive the access data for the corresponding team.


This workshop is offered by the General Postgraduate Program (GPP). (English website).

Mandatory applications for the courses are made via OpenOLAT.
In order to apply, you must be a registered member of the GPP.
Membership in the GPP is free of charge for PhD candidates of JGU.