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A little about a lot… PhD. Pia Ulvenblad School of Business and Engineering Halmstad University
”Failing to plan is planning to fail?”
1. The art of self-leadership 2. Something to consider… 3. The art of giving and taking feedback 4. The report’s parts – structure
1. The art of self-leadership Self-observation Cueing strategies Self-goal-setting Self-reward Self-punishment Practice
2a. Something to consider… Knowledge for free Let it be difficult (details vs overall aspects)
2b. Something to consider… Sign/write in sand not in runes Write your paragraphs with kernel sentences Write based on the theme not based on the author Describe what you do – make clear support for your arguments why Build the essay parts – no crochet pot-holders
3a. The art of giving feedback to give feedback is always to help to speak with an “I-message” issues, events positive, negative and/or construktive
3b. The art of taking feedback – feedback stairway Change Understand Explain Explain Defend Defend Destroy Reject Mattsson & Örtenblad (2008). Utvecklad efter handledarmaterial från Försvarshögskolans kurs Utvecklande Ledarskap (UL) (Johansson et al., 2006). Se även Tullberg (1988, s 41-46).
4a. The report’s parts – structure Beginning Middle End
4b. Academic report – an example
A little about a lot in the essay process… focus early on creating a template (in Word) for your writing work, clarify the work’s direction for yourself, preferably with a working title (where to?), make clear to yourself that the author is you – not your supervisor (who?), build up your arguments with support from previous research (why?), do not give up when difficulties arise – let it be difficult!! - it is then that you learn something (stay?), create a study with scientific thinking and scientific methods (how?), make a plan for your work – and follow it (when?).
Thank you for your interest! Good luck with your essay!!! Pia