PhD course: Academic writing and text awareness

Last changed: 04 July 2024

The PhD course “Academic writing and text awareness” (3 HEC) gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own strategies for writing and handling texts, both as a reader and a writer. The course is online and open to PhD students at SLU.

Course dates

  • 2 April – 5 June 2024
  • Last application date: 13 March

Course content

All science builds, to a great extent, on dialogue via texts. As a PhD student, you need to learn what traditions and conditions control writing within your academic discipline. At the same time, writers are faced with challenges regardless of their field of science.

In this course, you will learn more about things like:

  • the researcher’s writing process
  • efficient texts and writing strategies
  • handling feedback
  • tools and resources for academic writing

Practical details

The whole course is online, and contains lectures, discussions, assignments, and reading of course literature. Mandatory elements may occur. All assignments are handed in via Canvas, the SLU learning platform.

The course is run on a part-time basis, which allows you to plan your working hours with great flexibility. Please note that there are deadlines and assignments throughout the course, that do need attendance or activity at a certain time.

The course is given in English.


You can find more information about the content of the course in the syllabus.