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Long night of postponed chores on February 27, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. - Warm invitation to students from all faculties

    When the coffee machines in the cafeteria on Reichenhainer Strasse campus of the Chemnitz University of Technology run hot again at the end of the exam period, that can only mean one thing: The TU4U project and the Chemnitz-Zwickau student union invite you to the "Long Night of Postponed Homework" (LNDHA) . It starts on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Then the cafeteria is transformed into a large writing room, in which students can tackle their writing projects in a cozy atmosphere. They are supported by writing advisors, there is also an extensive workshop program and free catering. The LNDHA is aimed primarily at students who already have an idea of ​​the content of their homework but do not know how to implement it.

    Step by step to the finished housework

    For example, a research workshop at the University Library (UB) helps students to find the right literature. The UB consultants provide information on reference management programs, databases and other research options.

    When the topic and the literature are ready, it's time to write. In writing workshops, various methods are explained to help you get used to the writing process. The “Pomodoro” writing method, for example, helps to write more concentrated and can be tried out and practiced by the participants in a separate workshop.

    Anyone who wants to conduct a survey as part of their scientific work can get impulses in the workshop of the method competence center of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. Center advisors are also available for questions and difficulties in dealing with research methods.

    Once the content structure of the work has been completed, the subtleties can be dealt with. The formatting of the housework often turns into a puzzle. At the workshop “Stumbling blocks in the LaTeX document”, tips and tricks for fine-tuning are given. In addition, consultants from the university computer center are on site who are familiar with various writing software and offer help with formatting the work.

    From relaxation to motivation

    But not only help with the individual stages of a scientific work is offered on this evening. Exercise and relaxation workshops as well as massages can be used to maintain motivation and enjoy writing through the night. Prizes for “biting through”, which are raffled off as part of the LNDHA, give an additional motivation boost for perseverance.

    At 1 o'clock in the morning it means “good night” for the writers - also for the event, which will take place for the last time when the “TU4U” project ends at the end of this year.

    The whole

    Contact Person: Dr. Sara Rodefeld, phone: +49 (0) 371 / 531-39187, email: [email protected]

    (Author: Lisa Eichhorst, TU4U)

    Matthias Fejes

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