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About the Centre for Academic Writing & Rhetoric

The Centre for Academic Writing & 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 & Rhetoric works cooperatively with KTH students to develop their skills in different kinds of written and oral communication. During our free-of-charge tutorials, our tutors help students tackle their assignments, deal with writer’s block, learn strategies for revising texts and presentations, edit their texts, learn how to proofread, and build awareness of the academic norms for communicating within their disciplines.

Whether students 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 them develop effective strategies and improve their skills to improve their 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.