Seminar in Political Economy (Graduate, Mannheim)

This course is designed to help graduate students develop their research papers in political economy into papers that can be presented at research conferences or submitted to scholarly journals. This is an applied research course that aims to get you working and improving upon a project of choice that you already have underway. Ideally the paper will be quantitative in nature. The paper that you choose to work on should already have an abstract, introduction, literature review and theory section, research design and results section (either finished or underway), and a conclusion. 


Academic Term: 
Weekly Materials: 
WeekNameAttached files
Week 1
Introduction to Writing, Your Argument, and Crafting Your Abstract
Week 2
Introduction to the Literature Review, Model Articles, Parts of Speech, and the Mechanics of Writing Clearly
Week 3
Working on your Argument and Evidence, Rewriting Introductions and Conclusions
Week 4
Rewriting to be more clear, vigorous, and less wordy. How to give Good Feedback to others. Final class presentations