Academic writing and rhetoric
Engineers and architects need effective communicative skills to be able to interact with stakeholders, clients and colleagues. The supervisors at KTH Library can help you develop your academic writing or rhetorical and presentation skills.
About the individual consultations
In the consultation, a supervisor helps you with any stage of the writing process: getting started, overcoming writer's block, writing drafts, or finalising the details. You can also get help with speaking assignments: structuring a presentation, overcoming nerves, or producing engaging visuals.
The service is free of charge and open for all students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.
The supervisors at CAW are lecturers in English and Swedish at KTH Language and Communication .
Video about CAW
This short video introduces CAW and the services we provide.
During the semesters, we give workshops in various aspects of academic writing and communication. The workshops are intended for students at the Bachelor's or Master's level, or for researchers and doctoral students at KTH.
Request a workshop
Students are also welcome to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request workshops in writing and presentations (for example for your meetings in project teams). Themes for workshops can be, for example, designing effective visuals, practising your presentation (e.g. a project presentation, report presentation or opposition talk) and learning to communicate in accordance with the norms and conventions of a specific subject area.
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Resources to use on your own
- For Swedish, we recommend the Swedish Academy's dictionaries .
- For English, we recommend the Oxford Dictionaries , Cambridge Dictionary and the University and College Council's dictionary .
- KTH also has its own Swedish-English dictionary .
Scientific writing can sometimes feel unfamiliar. Phrasebanks are helpful since they give you examples of sentences and scientific expressions that you can then use or rework to suit your own text.
- For Swedish, we recommend Karolinska Institutet's Frasbanken .
- For English, we recommend the Manchester Academic Phrasebank .
As an engineer, it is important that you know key terms in the languages you use. Here we list the official term banks available in Sweden and Europe:
More tools can be found under Resources .