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1 Resources in English for students writing their bachelor and master’s thesis Tove Forslund, Learning Centre Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

2 Information retrieval and data collection Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

3 Information retrieval  Short courses in information retrieval and RefWorks – For dates and times, see:  Tailor made sessions for groups (library in cooperation with teacher)  Organiser: Åbo Akademi Library Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

4 Online guide to information retrieval  Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

5 Equipment to borrow  From the Learning Centre in ASA-building/Åbo you can borrow dictaphones and a video camera for interviews  Booking through Resource booking (Student-portal > Tools)  Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

6 Web survey tool  E-lomake: the web survey tool available for Åbo Akademi staff and students  Login: Student-portal > Tools  User guides: Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo 6

7 The writing process Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

8 Academic Writing  Individual Academic Text Consultation – a complementary service for ÅAU students who would like opinions about, and assistance with, the language of their theses before submitting these for a language check. –  Language checking: Responsible unit: Centre for Language and Communication Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

9 IT-courses and help  Short courses in MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel and E-lomake – For dates and times, see:  Individuell support for Word and e-lomake – contact Learning Centre, Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

10 Material about plagiarism and the correct use of references   Procedures for Handling Cases of Plagiarism at ÅAU  Instructions for having your thesis/assignment checked for plagiarism  NB! Support material for avoiding plagiarism – Videos on writing essays and the correct use of references: – Part 1: What is science and my relation as a student to it? – Part 2: How to take notes for an academic essay/thesis and a little referencing. – Part 3: How to organize your essay/thesis and how to read academic material in order to write an excellent essay/thesis. Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

11 E-exam for maturity exams  Ask your teacher if you can do you maturity exam as an e-exam, i.e. at any time during work days 8 am -10/8 pm in the e-exam room in Åbo or Vasa  See Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

12 Extra support Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo

13 Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo The study psychologist at the Learning Centre  Do you feel that the work with your thesis does not progress as it should? – contact the study psychologist at the Learning Centre, –

14 For resources in Swedish, see Åbo Akademi - Domkyrkotorget Åbo


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