Academic writing

Academic writing will be a part of your studies here at Mälardalens Högskola, and it is possible to improve your own writing using an array of online tools. Below some free and useful links are listed, that will help you work independently on your writing.

Different kinds of dictionaries are useful for making sure you use appropriate language for the given context, as well as the correct grammar and spelling. There are several excellent online dictionaries: The Merriam Webster dictionary with word of the day and word quizzes as well as the Longman dictionary with similar features . The Cambridge dictionary also includes useful grammar help.

Academic writing requires a specific register, and you can use the Academic phrasebank to find help with this.

This is a simple guide to essay writing, helping you with outline and structure. The online writing lab from Purdue will give you more in-depth insights and the online writing assistant can be of good use in the process of writing.

For proper referencing the APA guide for citation and references will be useful, and this sight will give tips for avoiding plagiarism

If you want to improve your writing skills, the MOOC course on Academic Writing from the University of Lund is recommended.