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Productivity Workshop for Researchers and Students

6th February 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Writing a doctoral dissertation is a formidable task that requires much more than familiarity with research methodologies and library catalogues. Applying insights from cognitive science and learning theory, time management approaches and the popular ‘productivity’ literature, this workshop deals with the practical details of a research project. The workshop’s objectives are, firstly, to help young researchers understand common challenges and obstacles in day-to-day research-related tasks and, secondly, to develop customised techniques to overcome those in the longer term.

Among other topics, we will cover concepts and tools related to autodidacticism, cognitive biases, learning theory, mental externalisation strategies, time and project management approaches, dealing with procrastination and micro-barriers as well as digital tools such as Anki, TheBrain and Trello. The 3-hour workshop is designed for MA students, doctoral candidates and other researchers.

The workshop is led by:

Dr Sarah Cardaun Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College London

If you would like to attend, please email Sarah at sarah.1.cardaun@kcl.ac.uk indicating whether you are a student or Early Career Researcher.  There is space for up to 25 participants and refreshments will be provided.



6th February 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM