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Kickstart Your Thesis

Want to improve your time management, learn to cope better with stress, and find quality literature for your academic papers? Keen to get tips on how to avoid plagiarism in your work, and learn more about how to write academic texts? Then we would love to help!

Workshop series

Kickstart Your Thesis is a workshop series from the NTNU University Library, specifically targeted at international students – but open to anyone, where we will cover different topics related to writing your thesis:

Workshops

KYTW1 Time & Stress Management

Date: 7 September

Time: 16:15 - 18:00

Place: Trondheim/Gjøvik/Ålesund

Lecturer: Kristian Drøsshaug, Sit Råd

Target audience: This session will be useful to students wanting to improve their time management, and seeking to learn how to better cope with stress.

What to expect: It will provide a practical introduction to better managing your study and writing sessions, as well as consider methods of coping with stress.

Aim: Develop an awareness of your time management and how you handle stress and pressure, using practical hints and tips on how to improve.

Objectives: Techniques to develop your time management skills. Discover new ways of coping with stress and pressure

Sign up: Sign up for this course in your campus city: Gjøvik | Trondheim | Ålesund

KYTW2 Finding & Evaluating Resources

Date: ​​​​​​14 September

Time: 16:15 – 18:00

Place: Trondheim/Gjøvik/Ålesund

Lecturers: Magnus Rom Jensen and Karen Marie Øvern, NTNU University Library

Target audience: This session will be useful to students seeking quality literature for their academic papers.

What to expect: This workshop will provide a practical introduction to finding and assessing literature, as well as a method for reading academic texts.

Aim: Improving the quality of your sources and the overall quality of your paper, and to read with a critical eye.

Objectives: Learning how to do an efficient search for literature in a short amount of time, and a method for finding the real meaning behind academic language.

Sign up: Sign up for this course in your campus city: Gjøvik | Trondheim | Ålesund

KYTW3 Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: ​​​​​​ 21 September

Time: 16:15 – 18:00

Place: Trondheim/Gjøvik/Ålesund

Lecturers: Erlend Kristiansen & Gunvor Bjerkelund Røkke, NTNU University Library

Target audience: This session will be useful to anyone wanting to learn how to avoid plagiarism in their work.

What to expect: This workshop will provide an introduction to what plagiarism is and some simple ways to avoid it.

Aim: Appreciate the importance of avoiding plagiarism.

Objectives: To become aware of the negative effects of plagiarism (to you and others), and give you some simple tips on how to make sure you don't plagiarise.

Sign up: Sign up for this course in your campus city: Gjøvik | Trondheim | Ålesund

KYTW4 Academic Writing

Date: 28 September

Time: 16:15 – 18:00

Place: Trondheim/Gjøvik/Ålesund

Lecturers: Gunvor Bjerkelund Røkke & Inga Buset Langfeldt, NTNU University Library

Target audience: Everyone who is about to start writing a thesis, and who wants to learn more about how to write academic texts.

What to expect: We will look the separate parts a thesis should consist of, and what kind of information they should contain, give practical writing tips to show you how to structure your text and make your message as clear as possible, and introduce you to NTNU Academic Writing.

Aim: Become aware of how you write. Learn which mistakes to avoid, and develop the skills you need to write a better thesis.

Objectives: Develop your writing skills, and learn more about the structure of an academic text.

Sign up: Sign up for this course in your campus city: Gjøvik | Trondheim | Ålesund

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