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I have been in Academia for the most part of my life and plan to continue doing so. During this time, I learned a lot about being an academic, learning and teaching as well as proficiency.

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Academia Productivity

Reverse Outlining

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2021-05-21

Writing papers, presentations or books is part of academic work. But usually this is not taught to us, we kind of learn by doing. Some are talents and some are not. I definitely needed a lot of time to wrap by head around writing and I still do, learning…

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Academia Personal

Freelance as a scientist

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2021-05-14

During my time as a student, I needed to earn some money. So I did some typical student jobs, like delivering advertisement or repairing computers. I was also part of several projects at my university or other institutions, but I always wanted to work as a freelancer. Create a…

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Organise your students with Notion!

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2021-04-23

Notion is a relatively new organisation tool which offers databases, kanban boards, wikis, calendars and much more. Plus: The the Personal Pro Plan is free for students and educators! So naturally, I had to try it out and am pretty intrigued. It is simple and easy to use….

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Academia

University teaching during Corona

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2021-04-02

I have been a university lecturer for about 5 years now and especially the last year was different. Although the pandemic is probably hitting the students more than the staff, university teaching during Corona is a drag. On the other side, teaching during Corona offered also advantages and the…

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Academia Personal

3 things I wish I knew when I became a university lecturer

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2021-03-12

I teach at the university since 2016 now and since then had a lot to learn. In other words, some things need practice. Suffice it to say, that it worked out and I can call myself now a university lecturer. But there are also a couple of things I…

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Academia Productivity

Productivity Method: Postpone the Problem

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2021-01-29

So today I would like to introduce a productivity method, that I use myself since I can think of. Some call it procrastination or not being focussed. I however see big potential in my method of Postponing the Problem (PtP). It is not laziness nor fear from responsibility, for…

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Academia Archaeology Productivity Technology

How I use Zotero to organise all my citations

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2020-10-12

If you are writing academic papers or even books (like this one) you are in need of a citation manager. Academic articles need citations or in other words sources. These sources need to be listed in some form at the end of (or within) each work. With them listed,…

Cover of the book "Communicating the Past in the Digital Age"


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Academia Personal

Communicating the Past in the Digital Age – New publication!

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2020-02-11

My second edited volume is out now! After Size Matters, the new publication Communicating the Past in the Digital Age is a volume on digital teaching and learning in archaeology. Therefore, it covers topics on archaeogaming, learning in the museum, digital tools in the classroom and digital learning environments….

Academia Archaeology

The reconstruction of Pi-Ramesse or how I was invited to Berlin

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2019-12-19
While I am not an Egyptologist, I was invited by the Freie Universität Berlin to talk about my work on the Ancient Egyptian capitol of Pi-Ramesse. I held the lecture together with my friend and colleague Henning Franzmeier, who is also the director of excavations in the old city of Rameses II.
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Academia Productivity

How to structure a ToDo list

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2019-11-11

ToDo lists are most certainly one of the most used and also most effective productivity tools out there. It doesn’t matter if you use fancy apps or simple paper post-it notes, as long as you write down what you need to do next, you are using a To-Do list….

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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