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About the Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric

The Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric offers students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level support in all stages of their studies and in all types of academic texts and presentations.

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Video about CAW

A short video introducing the Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric and its services.

The Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric works with you as a KTH student to develop your skills in different kinds of written and oral communication. During our free-of-charge tutorials, our tutors help you to;

  • tackle your assignments
  • deal with writer’s block
  • learn strategies for revising texts and presentations, edit your text, and learn how to proofread
  • build awareness of the academic norms for communicating within your discipline.

Whether you are working on a written or oral project in a course, or applying for a scholarship or work, our language and rhetoric supervisors can help you develop effective strategies and improve their skills to improve your written and oral communication.

We offer individual tutorials, tutorials in small groups, and workshops. We work for an active communicative environment and ensure that writing and presentations at KTH are of high quality. We do so by sponsoring writing clinics and group presentations. We cooperate with all of KTH’s campuses, and via , we support the development of written and oral skills within the educational programmes.

Goals and background

The Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric was inaugurated on 12 January 2013, which incorporated item number 6 under Positions and action plan in KTH's Language Policy , adopted in 2010. The language policy is a document that aims to increase language awareness among students and staff and be an aid in KTH's efforts to develop into a multilingual Swedish and international university.

After the center was initially called the Centre for Academic Writing, it changed its name in December 2018 to also provide equal space for students' oral skills, ie the Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric. However, we still have our abbreviation CAW/CAS.