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Writing is not always easy, but the Language Resource Centre on campus can give you further guidance and help with your texts. They can tell you about the elements of scholarly texts, how to create structure and coherence in your own texts and what to think about when it comes to language.

Before you start writing

There are several things you have to take inte consideration before you start writing your essay. How do I write an academic text? What type of language should I use? What is science? 

Read more about this and get some practical tips for your writing here


There are several ways to create a reference. You can read more about this at our page about referencing.

Information about how to reference in different styles can be found in the library guides.

Templates for theses and essays

There are several templates available depending on subject area and type of text.

Find all our templates here


At University West URKUND are used to find plagiarism in assignments and essays. Read Urkunds Plagiarism handbook that gives you tips and advice on avoiding plagiarism.

You can also use Refero - an anti-plagiarism guide made by the libraries at Blekinge Institute of Technology and Linnaeus University.

The citation compass - a guide with information on how to avoid plagiarism


By publishing your essay or thesis in DiVA - Academic Archive Online - you make it available on the internet. Your work can then be searched for in several search services such as


DiVA - Academic Archive Online - is a system for electronic publishing and for registering publications produced by researchers, teachers and students. DiVA contains student papers, but also reports, articles and doctoral theses in full text.

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