Writers' Night 2021
Writing papers can be fun! At Writers' Night you will get inspiration and motivation for every part of the writing process. There is something for everyone, no matter what you are studying.
Links to the different tracks to be announced April 15th.
This year Writers' night will be digital with three separate tracks:
- Webinar with a great selection of talks and activities. In the webinar you do not have your camera turned on, but you can ask questions in the Q&A-function.
Time: 17:00 - 24:00
- Shut up & Write - write together with other students, with your microphone and video turned off.
Time: 18:00 - 23:00
- Consultations - One to one drop-in help. Get help with your writing and EndNote questions.
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
|17:00 – 17:15 | Norwegian/English
Introduction to Writers' night
|17:15 – 18:00 | Norwegian
Keynote: «Hvordan kan det bli moro å skrive faglig?»
Johan Tønnesson and Marte Blikstad-Balas, the authors of the book Inn i sakens prosa, share their thoughts on how writing in the disciplines can be enjoyable!
18:00 – 18:25 | Norwegian
|18:30 – 18:55 | English
Uninspired writing? Five tips to spice up your writing routine
This workshop is aimed at students who are working on longer texts like master's and Phd theses, but could also be relevant for anyone working on a term paper.
With Kelly Fisher, writing mentor
|19:00 – 19:25 | English
Writing academic English: Some common pitfalls and how to avoid them
When we communicate complex material in a language that is not our own, we easily get lost in translation, unclear formulations, terminology and grammar. This presentation addresses some of these common pitfalls and a few simple tips on how to avoid them.
With Cathinka Dahl Hambro, PhD, Academic Writing Centre
|19:30 – 19:55 | English
Critical reading and structured note-taking
Learn techniques for reading and note-taking to help you analyse academic sources. Bring an article you recently read to practice the techniques right away.
With Katerina Bero, MSc in Development studies
|20:00 – 20:25 | English
'Pimp y master' - Effective visualization strategies for your master thesis
Can I visualize my research question? How can I present my findings in a figurative way? Which tools can I use? Where can I get help! If you have any of these questions, this presentation is for you!
With Andrea Gasparini, PhD, Department of Informatics
|20:30 – 20:55 | English
Introduction to Zotero
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Learn how Zotero can be helpful to perform literature searches and organise information easily and efficiently in this 20-minute introduction.
With university librarian Pål Lykkja
21:00 – 21:20 | Norwegian
|21:30 – 21:55 | English
Time-management adapted to you
The internet is filled with advice about time-management, and a structured plan is often presented as the solution to get good results. But what if the plan creates more stress then help? How can you plan your time so that it is adapted to you and your life, not the other way around? This inspirational talk reflects on how to manage your time and create structure that works for you.
With Victoria Haynes, pedagogue at the MN Faculty
|22:00 – 23:00
Simple exercises for concentration and relaxation.
With Liv Nome, yoga teacher and musician
23:00 – 24:00
Podcast (in Norwegian): "Å, om jeg bare kunne skrive".
18:00 – 23:00 | Norwegian/English
You write together with other students for intervals of 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute break, and repeat. By structuring the time in this way, you achieve (at least) two things: inspiration to work when others are working, and a good conscience when you take breaks. All are welcome!
18:00 – 22:00 | Norwegian/English
We offer one-on-one consultations based on drafts or ideas for assignments. Topics for the consultations could be e.g. organisation, structure, problem formulation, argumentation, discussion, academic language, references and other issues. The consultations have a length of 10-15 minutes, and you do not need to book time in advance. We also offer help with EndNote. Just enter the Zoom room, tell us what service you are looking for (writing consultation or EndNote), and you will be directed to an available mentor.