Information meeting about independent work / master thesis August, 27th 2014 Kenneth Fjell, Professor Ragnhild Balsvik, Associate Professor Eli Heldaas Seland, Senior Academic Librarian Marianne Eskeland, Office of Academic and Student Affairs Today’s agenda • About master thesis - Kenneth Fjell • Practical matters - Marianne Eskeland • Advice from the faculty on the writing process - Ragnhild Balsvik • What can the library do for you during the writing process? - Eli Heldaas Seland • Guests on topics - Aksel Mjøs, Finans Bergen www.finansbergen.no - Paal Fennell, CSI - Inger G. Stensaker, FOCUS 2 Useful web pages Student Pages - Thesis: http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis.aspx • The main rule is that you have to write your master thesis with one other student. - If you have different main profiles, both profiles must be satisfied by the thesis (ask advisor or relevant profile coordinators if in doubt) - Students that need or want to work alone, must apply to the Examination Office and receive pre-approval • How and when to cite sources and references. Avoid doubt about plagiarism! • Grading is on the scale A-F; set by external sensor and advisor together Preparations The Writing Process Submission http://www.nhh.no/en/studentpages/thesis/guidelines-writingalone-1.aspx Application for a Thesis Advisor Registration Choosing a Topic Progress Useful Aids Sources and References Deadlines Requirements Submission and Grades Thesis cover page for Double degree students Presentations Thesis Suggestions for Company Cooperation 3 English Writing Workshop • Instructor: Frank Azevedo - Professional copy editing of English-language manuscripts of all kinds - Writing workshops for several Norwegian Universities • The workshop consists of two parts: - Session 1: Principles for writing clear, concise, coherent and careful • Monday 29 September, 17:00-20:00 - Session 2: The students will work with their own texts and get feedback from the instructor • The students will be divided into two groups and this session will be held twice in order have enough time for feedback to all students • Tuesday 30 September, 17:00-20:00 and Wednesday 1 October, 17:00-20:00 • Sign up: Send an e-mail to [email protected] - Deadline: Friday 19 September • The students should bring a writing sample to the workshop - Four pages or more, double spaced, in Word on a memory stick - The writing sample should also be sent to [email protected] when you sign up for the workshop 4 Deadlines • February 15th / September 15th • March 15th / October 15 th: Application for writing the master thesis alone http://L2W.no/8if1 Application for supervisor (All should apply) http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis/applicaton.aspx • September 1st / February 1st: Register for Thesis (like signing up for an exam) at student web as ”xxxTHE” where xxx is your major’s abbreviation, e.g. STR or BUS • December 20th/ June 20th: Deadline for submission of thesis (you may submit early. Advice: submit before you start working!) 5 Electronic publishing • Your thesis can be made available for all through electronic publishing • If you do not want to publish it you do not sign the agreement when you submit your thesis Information Library – homepage: http://www.nhh.no/en/library.aspx 6 Submission of thesis Three copies – to the Information Centre (hardcover or booklets) + Electronic submission (by midnight the same day) as PDF file: [email protected] 7 Questions?