You send us your top 3 of seminar topics that interest you. We distribute the topics and send you your assigned topic as well as your supervisor. You can also swap your topic once with another willing person.
We will give a talk on the style of a scientific paper and how to work with literature. This is mandatory.
You meet individually with your supervisor. We expect you read your assigned paper and understood the main idea by this point. We discuss your tasks and questions you have.
We answer all of your questions in detail. This is one day in the semester where you can arrange a meeting with your topic supervisor.
You hand in a draft of your essay. We strongly recommend that it to be "feature complete", i.e. everything you plan to have in the final essay should be included in this version. This is your chance to get comprehensive feedback on your work.
We ask you to turn in the slides of your talk (presentation). We will give feedback for this.
You will present your topic for all seminar participants and the supervisors in one talk (either in the first slot or second slot). Your talk should last 1h including discussion (so you should plan to talk around 45-50 minutes).
Essay Final Version
The final version of the essay should incorporate the feedback given for the draft version and your talk.