Reading and writing are part of the process of learning, and as such we encourage you to contact us as soon as you are aware that you are experiencing problems in these areas. It is important that you develop a good level of competency when it comes to expressing yourself in writing, as you will benefit from this throughout your studies as well, of course, as in your future professional life. This is why we who work with Language Support would like you to meet with us at an early stage in your student career. We will then have a better chance of helping you to improve your literacy skills.
We can offer various activities and you can book an appointment with us to receive tuition. Together, we can help you better understand what you need to do to complete your assignments successfully. Note that we do not offer proofreading or translation services. Nor do we decide whether or not a text can receive a passing grade. You remain fully responsible for your own success.
How Language Support Works
- Write your text then use the spelling and grammar check on your computer.
- Book a tuition session.
- Wait for us to get in contact with you, and we will then decide on a time when we can meet.
During the spring semester 2021, Language Support offers guidance until 17 June.
Language Support offers one-on-one instructional meetings with a teacher to help you improve your academic writing. Focus during the meeting is on aspects of your writing, such as structure, flow, language use, style and referencing.
Language Support offers two types of one-on-one instructional meetings with a teacher: you can book 45 minutes or you can simply show up (drop in) to receive 15 minutes of teacher time. The focus of the meeting will be on a text that you have written.
If you require instruction and support in Swedish, then you need to contact Språkstödet.
Book a Meeting
First you need to contact us to say that you would like to book a meeting. You will then be given the opportunity to meet with a teacher.
When you book a meeting:
- Send your entire text.
- Explain what you want help with on a maximum of two pages from that text.
- Each term, you can book two meetings.
Instructions – drop-in: Zoom, Mondays 09.00-11.00
For a drop-in meeting, you do not need to contact us in advance. The drop-in meeting is useful if you want help with simple questions relating to your text. You will receive about 15 minutes of teacher time.
Prepare for your meeting as follows:
- Have your work on your screen or on paper in front of you.
- Select the section of your text that you want to look at with the teacher.
- Formulate a clear question relating to the section you want help with.
- Open the Zoom room, write a message in chat to say you are in the room and await your turn.
Academic Writing and Referencing
When you study at the university level, you will be required to write texts independently that are of an academic level. On the website Writing Guide, you can find concrete advice about the writing process and the formulation of questions.
Our library has a webpage that explains academic writing and referencing. You are also welcome to book an appointment with a librarian to receive information on how to search for academic articles and other materials pertinent to your studies.