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Chapter on How to Write Your Seminar Contribution[edit]

Section 1: Overview of How to Write your Seminar Contribution[edit]

This chapter explains the template of how to write your seminar contribution. Please follow the template strictly.

In Section 2 we will motivate the reason of why a learner should read this chapter In Section 3 we will explain how all of your sections with content proper should look like. In Section 4 we will explain how the Conclusion should look like. In Section 5 we will explain how the References list should look like.

Section 2: Introduction[edit]

Writing a textbook is quite a challenge, because it needs to provide learners with high-quality content that is easy enough to understand and that allows the learner to check whether she understood the content proper. Such understanding is made easier by a standard structure the provides the learner with an overview of the chapter, with an introduction motivating the need for the described mechanisms, with nicely structured sections, with a summarizing and forward looking conclusion as well as with sound references.

Please note that an introduction is not an overview. The overview of the chapter is given in the so-called "overview". The "Introduction" positions the chapter relative to other chapters and motivates why it is necessary to understand the content given in the chapter.

Section 3: A Template for each Section with Content Proper[edit]

Learning Objectives of this Section[edit]

  1. Understand that each section with content proper needs to adhere to a three stage template
  2. Understand that you must follow this template

Subsection 3.1: Sections Should be Structured[edit]

A section that is not overview, introduction, conclusion or reference section should formally look like this example section 3.

Subsection 3.2: Number of Sections[edit]

You can have an arbitrary number of sections (all with subsections), it usually will make sense to have between 3 and 7 sections with content proper in your chapter.

Section 4: Conclusion[edit]

In the conclusion you wrap up the most important points mentioned before on roughly half a page and provide a paragraph of outlook to later chapters. You may also mention important issues that have not been considered in this chapter (e.g. if UDP is not considered in the IP chapter).


Each chapter must close with at least five new quizzes that let the learner evaluate whether she has understood the chapter. Please use the quiz-template from the course.


Here comes a list of reference. ToDo: Steffen still needs to specify the style of these references