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Search and Write (‘Søk & Skriv’): Helping postgraduate students with their academic work. Maria-Carme Torras , Senior academic librarian Therese Skagen , Academic librarian University of Bergen Library, Norway LILAC 2007. Group task: Meet Matilda, the librarian, and Sarah, the student.

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Search and write s k skriv helping postgraduate students with their academic work

Search and Write (‘Søk & Skriv’): Helping postgraduate students with their academic work

Maria-Carme Torras, Senior academic librarian

Therese Skagen, Academic librarian University of Bergen Library, Norway

LILAC 2007


Search and write s k skriv helping postgraduate students with their academic work

  • Group task: Meet Matilda, the librarian, and Sarah, the student.

  • Helping postgraduate students: ”Search and Write”

  • Discussion


Case meet matilda the librarian and sarah the student

Case: Meet Matilda, the librarian, and Sarah, the student

  • Task 1. Discuss the attitudes, assumptions and expectations the case portrays.

  • Task 2

    • How do your user education and teaching materials assist your students in their research process?

    • Have you met any students like Sarah before? Compare her needs to the needs of your students.


Search and write s k skriv helping postgraduate students with their academic work

  • Students’ challenges:

    • Narrowing down a research question

    • Dealing with large amounts of available sources

    • Evaluate information critically

    • Using information creatively and ethically

    • Referencing

  • Psychological dimension:

    • Uncertainty, anxiety Hinder academic progress

    • Students away from campus

    • Strategies and metacognition


Search and write s k skriv

Search and Write (”Søk & Skriv”)

  • Online tutorial aiming at promoting students’ information and digital literacy as they work on a research paper or thesis.

  • Designed for postgraduate students taking distance or blended education.

  • SOS builds upon a situated learning model:

    • Focus on the student’s needs

    • The learning process is contextualised

  • Students are guided through the information searching and writing processes.

  • They are encouraged to reflect on the ethical, critical and creative use of information.


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