Kickstart Your Thesis

"Kickstart Your Thesis", is a workshop series from the NTNU University Library. All lectures are held in english as this series has been developed for international students. 

Learn more about: Time & Stress Management, Searching for Literature, Avoiding Plagiarism, Reference Management, and Academic Writing 

Facebook Group

  • Sign up for the Workshop Series by joining our Facebook Group 'Kickstart Your Thesis 2021' 
  • Here you'll get information on the upcoming lectures, useful links, helpful tips and information on the various topics.  
  • In the group you select which session you want to join for group discussions.

Worskhops

Time & stress management

September 16th kl.16:15-18:00   -  Join the lecture in Zoom

Get inspired to structure your writing sessions better, and understand how to use your time as efficiently as possible.

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
To sign up for this series and select your preferred group session, join our Facebook group 'Kickstart Your Thesis 2021'

Searching for literature

September 23rd kl. 16:15  - Join the lecture in Zoom

Learn how to find relevant literature and how to make the literature search process as efficient as possible. What is plagiarism, and how do you avoid it? Well, in this workshop we’ll explain.

LECTURER
Magnus Rom Jensen, 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.

AIM
Improving the quality of your sources and the overall quality of your paper.

OBJECTIVES
Learning how to do an efficient search for literature in a short amount of time.

SIGN UP
To sign up for this series and select your preferred group session, join our Facebook group 'Kickstart Your Thesis 2021'

Avoid Plagiarism

September 23rd kl. 17:15 - 18:00  -  Join the lecture in Zoom.

Learn how to find relevant literature and how to make the literature search process as efficient as possible. What is plagiarism, and how do you avoid it? Well, in this workshop we’ll explain.

LECTURER
Erlend Kristiansen, 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
To sign up for this series and select your preferred group session, join our Facebook group 'Kickstart Your Thesis 2021' 

Reference management

September 30th kl.16:15 - 17:30 -  Join the lecture in Zoom.

To cite literature correctly is crucial in academic writing. Learn how to use reference management tools to make this process easier.

LECTURERS
Gunvor Bjerkelund Røkke, NTNU University Library
Inga Buset Langfeldt, NTNU University Library
Jo Kristen B. Forthun, NTNU University Library

TARGET AUDIENCE
This session will be useful for everyone who wants a hands-on approach on how to manage their references.

WHAT TO EXPECT
This workshop consists of three parallel sessions. All focus on reference management, but introducing you to the three different software systems: EndNote, Zotero, and BibTeX/BibLaTeX.

AIM
You will learn about reference management in general, but in addition, you will learn the technical details of how to use a reference management software in practice.

OBJECTIVES
Learn to keep track of your literature, and how to manage a large reference library when writing a thesis.

SIGN UP
To sign up for this series and select your preferred group session, join our Facebook group 'Kickstart Your Thesis 2021' 

 

Academic writing

October 7th kl.16:15 - 17:15  -  Join the lecture in Zoom.

Get tips on how to structure and write an academic text, how to make your text coherent or which writing style should you use.

LECTURERS
Gunvor Bjerkelund Røkke, 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
In this workshop, we will look the separate parts a thesis should consist of, and what kind of information they should contain. We will also give practical writing tips to show you how to structure your text and make your message as clear as possible.

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
To sign up for this series and select your preferred group session, join our Facebook group 'Kickstart Your Thesis 2021' 

See also

More information about courses and guidance from the library, including online courses.


Contact

Please contact support@ub.ntnu.no if you have any questions or feedback.

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