Thesis Boot Camp

Thesis Boot Camp: September 6th to 11th, 2021

Writing the final paper can present students with significant challenges. In addition to time management, the writing process in particular raises many questions: How do I narrow down my topic? How do I conduct targeted research? What is the best way to approach the writing process? And how do I manage my sources? Answers to these fundamental questions will be found in the course of the thesis week.

Covid-19

The upcoming thesis week (September 6-10, 2021) will take place in virtual form.

Twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, the Leuphana Professional School organizes a free thesis week in which everything revolves around planning and writing the thesis. Students from different study programs tackle this task together, with the best possible support from the Professional School team. A framework program structures the thesis week and offers the opportunity to organize the writing according to individual needs. Even after the end of the framework program, work can of course continue in the library on campus or at home.

Exemplary daily schedule

TimeProgram
08:30 amcasual start and welcome
09:00 amtheoretical input from the library and the writing center
09:45 amfree writing using the Pomodoro method
12:30 pmlunch break
13:30 pmfree writing using the Pomodoro method
16:30 pmend of the program with the possibility of further writing in the library or at home

The Pomodoro method provides a framework for focused, concentrated writing on a paper. Students will write on their papers for 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break, followed by another 25 minutes of focused writing, followed by another break. This alternation of work and break will occur approximately six times in a row both in the morning and afternoon of each day.

During the thesis week, students receive theoretical input every day from staff members of the Leuphana Library and the Writing Center. These inputs include important and helpful information, tips and tricks for writing a thesis. In preparation for the thesis week, there will also be a digital preparation course, in which students will receive information on the organization and process of the thesis week.

The Bachelor’s and Master’s Thesis Boot Camp offers a good structure and defined time windows to devote to his writing project. Some of the information, for example tips and tricks for literature research, I could have used right from the start of my studies.

- Nora Sonn

I can only confirm the experiences of my fellow students at the Bachelor & Master's Thesis Bootcamp: The graduation week is worthwhile at any time. It helps in finding topics as well as in the further text production.

- Jan Recksiek

The offer of the final thesis week and the contents presented therein are very helpful for me in the course of working on my master thesis topic. In particular, the contents on the topic of literature research and the functioning of search engines were very helpful, as I often had problems in the past with narrowing down my research to the relevant subject areas.
In addition, the morning inputs ensure that you follow a regular daily schedule during the processing week and work on your thesis regularly at the same time. This helps me and probably also other students a lot with the time management.”

- Jan Spremann

Learning platform

Once you have registered for thesis week, you will be added to an online course on the university's learning platform. There, all announcements will take place and you will receive further information about the thesis week. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage in an intensive exchange with the thesis week team and your fellow students in the forum.

In case of delays, please contact us directly.

Educational leave

The thesis week is registered as regular educational leave in various federal states. If you would like to apply for educational leave with your employer for the thesis week, you can indicate this in your online registration.

The relevant documents will be sent to you by mail no later than six weeks before the final thesis week.

registration

Please register here.

Contact Us

Maria Schloßstein, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C40.116
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2337
maria.schlossstein@leuphana.de

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the thesis week team at the following address: abschlussarbeitswoche@leuphana.de