The Study Lab at Stavanger University Library

Need help with academic writing? Book guidance with student mentors from the Study Lab.

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The Study Lab
Guidance in academic writing

Get guidance in academic writing from student mentors. Use your UiS student mail when contacting us. Book guidance.

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Want to keep the writing process going, exchange experiences with others, and get feedback on your thesis? Send an e-mail to

Guidance hours

Tuesday at 12 – 3 pm Thursday at 2 – 5 pm


Please note: The Study Lab is temporarily located in the library event area.

What can The Study Lab do for you?

Academic Writing

Are you writing a paper? The Study Lab is available for all students at UiS. Book an appointment or drop in! During busy hours we may not be able to help everyone who drops in. Make an appointment in advance to ensure that you get help.

You can book up to two guidances per semester. Regarding a specific take-home exam, you can only book one guidance. If you cannot come to the session you have booked, please cancel or change your booking via the link in the booking confirmation. It is not possible to book a new appointment if you do not change a booking in advance, but you are welcome to drop by during our opening hours.

Individual guidance

The Study Lab offers dialogue based guidance in academic writing. The guidance is given by student mentors. We offer two kinds of guidance: Drop in guidance for 20 minutes and booked appointments for up to 40 minutes.

Your responsibility:

Bring your thesis statement to the session. If you have booked an appointment, the thesis statement should be sent to the mentor at least one day ahead of the appointment.

Please remember:

- bring your thesis statement - bring your notes, ideas and drafts - bring a notebook or a laptop - consider what you want to work with

What help can you get?
You get help with:

- understanding thesis formulations - understanding  academic genres - getting started - defining the thesis statement - structuring and managing your text - phrasing - writing an abstract - source criticism - how to cite sources

What we can’t do for you:

- proofreading/linguistic choices - editing - professional supervising (guidance) - consider level on thesis

Remember: Your supervisor’s advice always comes first!

Useful resources:

Citations and sources

Help with how to cite and why you should cite

Search & Write

Help with searching, the writing process, study skills and more

The Podcast about Academic Writing

Learn how to become a better student

Questions about The Study Lab? Contact us:

Book guidance

Book an appointment by filling out our booking form. Use your UiS student email when contacting us.


Email to if you have questions about the Study Lab.

Coordinator for the Study Lab

Hannah Tischmann Email: