Help is on hand if you require support with either academic writing, deepening your knowledge of mathematics or enhancing your digital skills. Examples of the services we offer include help to: hone your writing technique to produce a more coherent thesis text, correctly reference source material, complete ongoing mathematics courses, or use film, audio and web tools.

The Writing Centre

We're here to guide you in your work with different writing tasks and can answer questions about texts and language. While we do not proofread and point out grammar and spelling errors, we can help you find strategies to develop your writing skills to help you with your studies.

Contact Adam Gray for more information

Make an appointment

We offer online tutoring via the video conferencing tool Zoom. Before your appointment, we will send you an email with a link to connect via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom installed on your device.

Book your time slot

Writing Centre Information Desk

Every Tuesday from 13.00 to 15:00 at the entrance of Orkanen Library, the Writing Centre is available for information. We help you with questions regarding text and writing, or booking an appointment. Additionally, we can provide you with more information about what support you can get from us during your studies.

We can help you with:

  1. Reading
  2. Oral presentation
  3. Text and sentence structure and context
  4. Grammar
  5. The writing process and the development of reasoning
  6. Bibliography and source management
  7. Instructions and help to clarify tasks

Theme Days

Welcome to a weekly Theme Day in The Writing Centre, an informal Thematic Lecture & Open Question Time in Zoom, to talk with us about academic language and writing. Starting with a short thematic lecture, the open question time will reflect what you want to talk about. Choose whether you want to participate actively by discussing and asking questions or if you just want to join in and listen.

  • Days: Mondays and Fridays, starting 2 September 2022
  • Time: 14:15 to 15:00 (2:15 pm to 3:00 pm)

Register for the events

University courses

There are a number of free-standing courses available if you want to improve your English language skills. You apply as you would to any other university course. 

Improve your English

Learn more about academic writing

Helpful links for you who wish to learn more about academic writing and critical thinking:

  1. Writing in English at University. The course covers different aspects of academic writing, such as how to structure your text and how to convey your argument, as well as how to use sources.
  2. Sketchnoting – visual notetaking
  3. Writing in English at University. Lund University gives an internet based course open for everybody (so called MOOC). 
  4. Searching and writing support: Information about scholarly texts, reference styles and search information can be found at the Malmö University Library. 
  5. A short video on reading strategies
  6. Studying in Sweden: The Swedish academic system. A filmed lecture on critical thinking, independent problem-solving, referencing/citation and plagiarism, given by Adam Gray.
  7. Video on how to avoid plagiarism
  8. Academic phrasebank

Contact the Writing Centre


adam.gray@mau.se
040-665 72 72