Writer’s toolkit for university students


A presentation and workshop series to help you develop your academic skills. This series is open to all Umeå University students and is geared towards students who are new to the university or interested in refreshing their skills or discovering new techniques.

Presentation programme

When: Mondays 12:00–13:00
Where: The Balcony, The University Library

No need to sign up in advance.

Oct 8 The Writing Process
Oct 15 Managing your Writing
Oct 22 Understanding the Task
Oct 29 Thinking Critically
Nov 5 Reading and Note taking
Nov 12 The Research Report
Nov 19 Academic Argument and Evidence
Nov 26 Features of Academic Writing
Dec 3 Editing and Proofreading
Dec 10 Presentations

Workshop programme

When: 14:00–16:00
Where: Computer Lab 2, The University Library

Space is limited for the workshops so pre-registration is required. Please sign up at the workshops below. Last day of registration is monday 16:00 same week as the workshop.

Oct 24 Brainstorming to begin and mapping to continue writing a paper
Oct 31 Who is talking in the text? Exploring position and voice in a text
Nov 7 Don’t get stuck in the details – strategies for reading a research article
Nov 21 Incorporating and synthesizing sources into a text
Nov 28 Writing effective paragraphs