Consultation for academic writing

Individual consultation for academic writing

Do you need help with your academic writing? We analyse your text from a reader’s perspective. We can give you personal feedback on your text with tips on how to think about structure, style and language. We can also help you get started with writing if you’re stuck on a task.

How it works

  • Each consultation session is 45 minutes long.
  • Provide a description of what you want help with.
  • Send us the text or presentation, or your planning for the text or presentation, no later than 48 hours before the consultation session.
  • Attach the instructions you have received for the task.
  • We analyse about two pages of your text and provide feedback to you on these. Feel free to choose the pages that you want us to take a closer look at.
  • You can get up to three consultations per text/presentation.

The consultation session

During the consultation session, you will discuss the selected parts of your text with the tutor. Feel free to bring your own version of the text or manuscript, either printed or on a computer.

What the Academic Skills Centre does not offer

The Academic Skills Centre does not write, translate or proofread texts. Nor do we explain the content of course literature. We do not decide whether a text is approved or not. You are solely responsible for your text.

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Characteristics of academic writing

Academic writing is all about expressing your message as clearly and precisely as possible. These are the characteristics of academic writing:

  • Structured – based on the instructions you have received
  • Objective – supported by evidence and previous research
  • Factual and relevant
  • Formal and clear
  • With correct citations and a list of references

Useful information about academic writing and information retrieval

  • Writing guide – You will find useful information about academic writing on
  • Book a librarian – Book a librarian to receive support in advanced information searches and reference management. Use this webform to make an appointment.
  • Digital library course – Learn more about information retrieval. Go to the digital library course “Search, evaluate and use information“, in Canvas to learn more about information retrieval, source criticism and writing references. You can either go through the whole course or choose the parts that are interesting to you.
  • Refero – anti-plagiarism tutorial. Refero provides tips on how to cite and refer to others correctly to avoid plagiarism.