Organizing Your Learning Activities

Actively designing your learning environment and good self-management help you to have less stress during your studies. In order to support you in organizing your learning activities, we have compiled various (virtual) courses you can attend at any time.

Our tip: The e-learning course on studying from home helps you to develop strategies for efficient and effective learning activities for virtual courses. Click here to get to the course


Self-management

Time management

In this module, you will learn more about time management, self-control, learning plans and various planning methods.
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Working conditions

In this module, you will learn more about disruptions to your work, how to create ideal working conditions and breaks, for example.
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Efficient and effective learning

Self-regulated learning

In this module, we talk about cognitive learning strategies, resource management and metacognition.
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Motivation

In this module, you will learn more about types of motivation and goals. In addition, you will get tips on how to stay motivated.
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Concentration

In this module, we will provide you with tips and information for coping with difficulties in concentrating and how you can increase your ability to focus.
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Effective reading

Reading techniques
In this module, we talk about topics such as active reading, editing symbols, reading goals and reading strategies.
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ZWÖLFDREISSIG – How to read better
Reading for fun and reading academic literature for knowledge acquisition or for writing your own academic paper are two different things. We show you how you can improve your reading competencies for academic literature.
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Successful research

ZWÖLFDREISSIG – Crash course on the University Library

What do I need to know about using the University Library? Where and how can I search for academic literature? Improve your skills on literature research and learn more about the offers and services of the University Library.
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Academic research

Basics
In this course, you will learn the basics of successful academic research.
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Introduction to subject-specific research
In these courses, you will learn more about systematic and extensive research in the subject-specific databases.
Course for Political Science | Course for Law | Course for Romance Studies | Course for Sociology | Course for Economic and Business Education | Course for Business Administration and Economics (all courses only in German)

Finding and ordering literature

Overview on Primo and interlibrary loan
How can I search the Primo catalog of the University Library? How can I order literature that is not available at the library?
In this course, we use practical examples to give you tips and tricks for research in Primo. We also show you how you can order literature from other libraries via interlibrary loan and the document delivery service Subito.
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ZWÖLFDREISSIG – E-resources
How can I search for e-books or an electronic journal? Can I save or print e-books? Can I access literature of the University Library’s while spending a semester abroad? We answer any questions you may have regarding the electronic items at the University Library.      
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ZWÖLFDREISSIG – Overview on interlibrary loans     
We show you how you can order literature of other libraries via interlibrary loan and the document delivery service Subito.          
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Effective reading

Reading techniques
In this module, we talk about topics such as active reading, editing symbols, reading goals and reading strategies.
Click here for the ILIAS course

ZWÖLFDREISSIG – How to read better
Reading for fun and reading academic literature for knowledge acquisition or for writing your own academic paper are two different things. We show you how you can improve your reading competencies for academic literature.
Click here for the course (only in German)


Academic writing and research

ZWÖLFDREISSIG – Easy writing

After the examinations are over, the term papers are due. We show you seven tips that will help you writing your paper. Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn more about academic writing!
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ZWÖLFDREISSIG – How to cite sources

How do I cite sources correctly and avoid plagiarism? Do you know about the differences between a correct citation and plagiarism? Citing your sources correctly is an important skill to avoid plagiarism in your term papers or final thesis.
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Bibliography management

ZWÖLFDREISSIG – An overview on bibliography management
Bibliography management is one of the basics of academic writing and research. Nowadays, software tools for bibliography management are common. We provide you with a short overview, and show you how bibliography management software can help you in writing your academic paper. We compare Zotero and Citavi.
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Bibliography management with Citavi      
This course provides an overview on the most important features of the bibliography management tool Citavi. In practical exercises, you can work with Citavi and see if it suits your needs.   
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Bibliography management with Zotero
This course provides an overview on the most important features of the bibliography management tool Zotero. You can work with Zotero in practical exercises and see if it suits your needs.
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