Simplify learning #9: How do I overcome writer’s block?

Most of you will know the dreaded sensation of staring at a blank page at the beginning of a writing assignment. However, if the blank page stares back at you for days or even weeks, it becomes a problem. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has compiled some tips on how to overcome writer’s block.

A different perspective

“I have to admit that I did not really follow a linear path towards the master’s programme in Science – Technology – Society. As I am the child of parents who had not studied themselves, it was helpful that I could try out different degree programmes without having to go through a challenging entrance exam … Continued

My magic word is interdisciplinarity

“Indecisiveness has always been my greatest enemy. At the University of Vienna, I could convert my weaknesses into strengths. My name is Ludmila Peterková. I come from Slovakia, but I am of Russian origin, which is why I grew up bilingually. I was not only exposed to languages at home, but I also found them … Continued

When machines have a “mind of their own”

“In the beginning, my journey at the University of Vienna was not what one would call linear. I guess some students can sympathise with me in this regard. I had to change my degree programme several times and attend courses from different programmes before finally finding my ‘home’ at the Faculty of Computer Science. Without … Continued

Simplify learning #7: Writing theses

Are you currently writing your thesis? Then you will surely have noticed that strategies that may have worked for shorter papers do not work for theses. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has compiled tips that you can easily put into practice and that will help you plan your bachelor’s or master’s thesis.

Supporting school students is truly enriching

“I study mathematics and chemistry to obtain a teaching degree. What is most exciting about my studies? Besides the content of the subjects, I especially enjoy working with the school students. Of course, this should also be part of the studies, which is why each teaching subject includes practical training at school. Some of you … Continued

Four tips for dealing with uncertain situations

The current semester is probably going differently than you had expected: During the period of remote learning exams are held online and courses take place via video conference. These exceptional circumstances bring a lot of uncertainties with them. The CTL has collected four tips for dealing with uncertain situations.

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