TGTU39 Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies
The purpose of this course is to prepare the students for advanced academic studies and also to let the students learn the academic culture in general. A basic ambition is to supply essential tools to the students on the master’s level in Sweden. After the course, the students should:
- have knowledge about the disposition of written technical/scientific reports
- have knowledge of what demands there are on citations and references in written reports
- have knowledge of critiquing/reviewing technical/scientific reports
- have knowledge of the basic rules and regulations for advanced studies at Swedish universities, especially at LiU.
The prerequisites for the course include a Bachelor's degree and all specific requirements for admission to the respective master's programme at LiTH.
Please make sure that you have registered for the course and that the course code "TGTU39" is visible in the Student Portal, otherwise you will not be able to sign up for any of the remaining seminars.
The course consists of 5 lectures and 3 seminars. Both lectures and seminars are duplicated and given both in Linköping and Norrköping. The occasions in Norrköping are intended for students studying in Norrköping only. The seminars are held in smaller groups of circa 20 students in each. The lectures and seminars cover the learning goals of the course as stated under Aim above. During the two last seminars (Summary and Review), the students should discuss and review published papers that they have selected by using knowledge acquired during the first seminar (Library).
Seminar registration and task deadlines
We use two systems in the course for administration of course results and seminar registrations, respectively. For course results we use webreg and for seminar sign-up we use a separate seminar registration system. You must sign up for both systems in the course. However, if you are an old student and you are already in webreg, then you must not sign up in webreg again.
In order to sign up in webreg, you can use the direct link provided here for the webreg system or the link under Seminars on the course web site. You will have to select your study programme as the "group" and then input your LiU-id as the "login" value. The deadline for sign-up in webreg was on September 27. Contact the course responsible if you are late. You can read more about webreg and what is required from you.
In order to be able to sign up for a seminar using the separate Seminar registration system (updated link 2010-10-18) you need a username and a password; this information will be e-mailed to you in September, before the first lecture.
The last day to sign up for the first seminar (Library) is September 20. See Seminars on the course web site for more information. The last day to sign up for the remaining two seminars (Summary and Review) is on November 1.
The deadlines for handing in the assignments for seminars 2 and 3 are as follows:
- Seminar 2 (Summary):
October 25November 1 at 23.55
- Seminar 3 (Review):
November 8November 22 at 17.00
Your results in the course will be registered in the webreg system, which is available from the course web site hosted by IDA. You will receive an e-mail from webreg as a receipt for each part of the course results when your seminar leader or the examiner updates webreg. The results are usually entered within a week from the seminar occasion. For more information, see Seminar registration and task deadlines above.
Your current results in the course are listed under Results in the webreg system. Please observe that these results are preliminary and may change until they have been sent to LADOK.
Staff and communication
The people involved in the course are listed under Staff on the menu available from the course web site.
You can use e-mail to contact teachers. The e-mail address is listed under Staff on the menu. Please remember to use the correct e-mail etiquette when communicating (see lecture 1).
Please note that the staff may have separate office hours for students so do not just knock on the door if there is a sign on it stating the office hours. Please respect these hours. The student open-hours are usually posted on the door or on the teacher's web site.
Page responsible: Juha Takkinen
Last updated: 2011-06-07