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Lyktan Study Support Centre, drop-in

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The University Library offers support throughout your studies. Use our drop-in services when you have trouble searching different databases, finding scholarly publications or writing academic texts. Do not hesitate – get the help you need by visiting the Lyktan Study Support Centre drop-in. 

Drop-in times for Academic writing in Swedish, Information retrieval and Zotero

The Lyktan Study Support Centre is open on the last day of the semester, December 22, and opens again on January 10.

Day Time Place
Tuesday 10:00–12:00 The Main Library, Campus Örebro
Wednesday 10:00–12:00

Zoom - Academic writing in Swedish

Zoom - Information retrieval and Zotero

Thursday 12:00–14:00 The Main Library, Campus Örebro

Drop-in times for Academic writing in English

Day Time Place
Tuesday 10:00–11:00 The Main Library, Campus Örebro
Tuesday 11:00–12:00 Zoom - Academic writing in English

The University Library’s website includes a guide to academic writing and research guides that may answer your questions. If you cannot find the answers there or still need help, please visit our drop-in sessions. See the information below on how these sessions work. 

We offer support in

Writing academic texts as part of your studies. Drop-in sessions focus on structure and language. You can also ask questions on the writing process, citations and referencing techniques.  

Using a relevant search strategy. Drop-in sessions focus on finding relevant subject terms, appropriate databases and searching effectively. We can also help you to assess the scholarly level of the publications you found. If you want to use Zotero, we can give an introduction to the software during the drop-in session.  

How tutoring works

Visit the Lyktan Study Support Centre in the Main Library for drop-in sessions on campus. Write down your name on the board under the service you need and wait your turn. If you write together with another student, it is best if you come together to the drop-in session. A drop-in session is just 15 mins long, so come prepared. 

While you are waiting, you can review the question you want to ask one more time. Make sure that you have the document, files or printouts ready to show the tutor. When your name is called, the tutor will take you to one of the group rooms so that you can ask your questions in private.

At the start of the session, you tell the instructor what you need help with and then you receive tutoring based on your question.

We help you to help yourself. This means that we try to answer your questions, show you how you can improve your text, search strategy, etc., and give you some tools to continue working on your own.  

Drop-in is also offered online via Zoom. All the zoom links are in the schedules above. When you have clicked on a link, you first enter an online waiting room. The instructor will let you into the main tutoring room when it is your turn. Read the instructions below before clicking on the Zoom links.

In the waiting room you join an online queue until the instructor lets you into the tutoring room. You have to use your camera and microphone during the session.

While you are waiting, you can review the question you want to ask one more time. If you want to share material during the session, you can prepare by opening the document or files on your device. You should also check the waiting room chat, in case the instructor sends you a message while you are waiting.

If you write together with another student, tell the instructor and both of you will be let into the tutoring room together. Writing partners do not have to sit together physically or use the same computer, just visit the Zoom room at the same time and let us know.  

During the tutoring session, only you, your writing partner (if you have one), and the instructor are in the Zoom room. Nobody else can see your text or hear what you discuss. A drop-in session is just 15 mins long, so come prepared. 

At the start of the session, you tell the instructor what you need help with and then you receive tutoring based on your question. Both you and the instructor can share screens with each other. 

We help you to help yourself. This means that we try to answer your questions, show you how you can improve your text, search strategy, etc., and give you some tools to continue working on your own.  

After the tutoring session, you will have tools to continue working independently on your text, information retrieval or calculations. You can visit the drop-in sessions as many times as you need during your studies. 

Remember that the help you receive can be useful in the future, so try to implement the tools you received during the session so that you can help yourself or a fellow student next time.