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Long Night of Postponed Course Papers

Long Night of Postponed Course Papers

Postponed is not abandoned – finally complete the course paper!

“Postponed is not abandoned – finally complete the course paper!”
With this objective, the “Long Night of Postponed Course Papers” takes also place this year. The event will happen in the University Library building. In addition to workshops and information booths, also snacks and drinks are offered, but one above all – lots of time for writing your course paper!

Logo: Long Night of Postponed Course Papers with additional information

Date: March 7, 2024
Location: University Library, Straße der Nationen 33
Start: 05:00 p.m.
End: midnight

Schedule information

Time Room Speaker/s Title + Content Presentation language
05:00 p.m. IdeenReich

Student Union Chemnitz-Zwickau

Textual Work and Texting Coaching Berlin

Everyone of us postpones tasks from time to time. This is quite normal. The lecture deals with questions such as: In which situations do we particularly "like" to procrastinate tasks? What good reasons do we have for procrastinating? When is procrastination no longer acceptable? And above all: What strategies we know to prevent procrastination? The lecture therefore provides a lot of information, but includes also lots of practical tips and advices that could be tried out immediately or even later at home.

06:30 p.m. IdeenReich

University Library, Subject Specialist

University Library, Deputy Director

The workshop shall give a short overview of the search opportunities provided on the websites of the Library. Although the focus is put on the usage of the Online-Catalog, also a short introduction to the handling of the Electronic Journal Database and the Database-Information-System shall be offered. In conclusion, existing online-tutorials and e-learning-opportunities related to the content are presented and naturally questions are answered during as well as after the workshop.
The workshop is provided in German and parallel in English.

07:15 p.m. IdeenReich

University Library, Service Coordinator

University Library, Service staff member

In a short 20-minute introduction we'll show you what reference management software is, what it does and how it is of use for your work.
The workshop is provided in German and parallel in English.

08:00 p.m. IdeenReich

Professorship for Empirical Social Research/ Methodological Competence Center of the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, scientific staff member

The workshop “How to conduct a survey appropriately” is supposed to offer answers to the three crucial questions on “what” I would like to conduct a survey, “how” an appropriate survey shall be designed and “whom” is the target group for implementing the survey.

08:45 p.m. IdeenReich

University Computer Center

University Computer Center

Within this brief workshop, we will focus on frequently occurring mistakes in LaTeX-manuscripts. In order to assure that your course paper also complies with formal criteria, we will provide you with information and hints for avoiding mistakes of that kind.

09:30 p.m. IdeenReich

Entrepreneurs Network SAXEED

There are different strategies to overcome „Prokrastination“. Apart from a variety of technics, like the Pomodoro-technic, or to ask friends and other students for support, a clear idea of the own objectives might be a strong motivation.
Further information regarding SAXEED:
We as Entrepreneurs Network SAXEED, jointly with the Career Service, both services of Chemnitz University of Technology, offer your assistance right to that topic. We support students in reaching their objectives subsequent to studies. This might be the start into a job but also the path towards entrepreneurship. You are cordially invited to chat with us or to define together with us your objectives and look for ways to make them true after completion of studies. Quite frequently, already a conversation with a professional or entrepreneur helps a lot in getting a deeper understanding which competencies and skills are required for the desired field. This might i.a. contribute to overcome mental barriers and thus also to complete course and final papers in a shorter time.


Time to get moving

From 07:00 p.m. | 07:45 | 08:30 | 09:15 | 10:00 instruction by avatar

Time for assistance

Information booths at the ground floor/ foyer until 10:00 pm
Logo of the University Library University Library Which searching instruments for literature are offered by the University Library and how do I make use of them in an efficient and effective way in order to find specifically appropriate literature corresponding to the topic of my course paper? Of which technical opportunities may I dispose to store and administrate the results of my searches? Which texts may I use for my course paper and of which I should better not make use? Not only those but also all other questions around literature for your course paper are voluntarily answered at the booth of the University Library.
Logo of the Student Union Chemnitz-Zwickau Student Union Chemnitz-Zwickau Those who would like to close the book and look up from their laptop from time to time, are warmly welcome to visit the information booth of the Student Union Chemnitz-Zwickau. We answer questions all around student life (financing, jobs, organization of studies, social and financial assistance etc.). In case you have inquiries regarding the offers of the Student Union for psychological and social assistance, you are also very right to address to us! We support and consult on-site and are looking forward to chat with you and see you again.
Logo of the University Computer Center University Computer Center At our booth, we offer advice and assistance for overcoming challenges within the elaboration of the course paper with MS Office or the typesetting system LaTeX. However, we voluntarily offer our support also regarding other tools from the services portfolio of the University Computer Center.
Logo of the Methodological Competence Center of the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences Methodological Competence Center of the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences The Methodological Competence Center has for objective to support with advice and assistance to overcome methodological challenges in the context of issues in the field of Empirical Social Research. By a various offer of workshops, methodological consultancy, presentations, lectures and workshop discussions, we would like to assist in the promotion of individual research projects (scientific qualification papers, research projects, methodological advancement etc.) in a sophisticated way.
Logo of the Student Council Student Council The Student Council jointly with the faculty student representatives is at your disposal for guidance regarding your studies and minor little problems in order to join hands with the students in the best way. For students – by students.
Logo of the Professorship Intercultural Communication Texting Coaching
Professorship Intercultural Communication
At the Texting Coaching, you may address your questions emerging during the elaboration of your course paper: How may I structure appropriately? How may I design introduction and conclusion in a way that works? How may I combine sentences in a manner that they explain clearly complex issues without seeming “convoluted”. Are my orthography and grammar correct? For those and all other questions around the topic “Texting”, Dr. Sylvia Jurchen and Dr. Melanie Hühn from the Faculty of Humanities and Dr. Burkhard Müller from the Center for Foreign Languages are at your disposal.
Logo of the Chemnitz University of Technology Student Service and Central Student Advisory Service The Central Student Advisory Service gives answers to questions regarding standard period of study, leave of absence or change of degree program and presents the range of degree programs of Chemnitz University of Technology, particularly our Master degree programs. To those who study with health impairments, such as disabilities, chronical or mental diseases, some particular university-legal regulations apply. Among those are compensations for disadvantages, i.a. also regarding course papers, you are welcome to ask also for advice regarding prequirements and application.

Time for some snacks and drinks

For the provision of the snacks and drinks as well as for the design of the marketing material, cordial thanks to Student Union Chemnitz-Zwickau.

... and above all:

Please write, write, write!
Our best wishes for the successful completion of your course paper!

That was the Landah 2024

  • Welcome to the long night of postponed homework 2024 - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)
  • Dr. Peggy Jacob opens the lecture series - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)
  • Information booths in the foyer offered a wide range of information - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)
  • The StuRa at the TU Chemnitz - Photo: Carolin Zapke (UBC)
  • Catering was also provided - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)
  • There were special visitors at the URZ information booth - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)
  • Ms. Hesse gave an overview of reference management software - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)
  • See you next year - Photo: Tino Riedel (UBC)