Writing a student thesis

Writing Guide

Writingguide.se was created to support students in their academic writing. Here you will find practical advice on the writing process, how to manage sources and references, and how to publish your thesis.

Writingguide.se will be extended gradually. The following universities and libraries develop this website in collaboration: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Kristianstad University, Linnaeus University and Umeå University. You are welcome to contact us with questions or comments.

Publish in Diva

At BTH we use Diva for institutional repository. BTH students  publish information about their student theses in Diva.

When theses are published in Diva they  become accessible and searchable in a large number of other search tools, such as Google etc.

Register student thesis in Diva and search in Diva

DiVA manual for students

Publish in Diva for researchers


Please contact us if you have questions regarding reviewing and publishing of theses:

Annette Pettersson
Phone: 0455-385119
E-mail: annette.pettersson@bth.se

Lena Petersson
Phone: 0455-385118
E-mail: lena.petersson@bth.se

LaTeX - Overleaf

LaTex is a typesetting tool, often used to create research- and project documents with advanced typography and mathematical formulas.

You get access to LaTeX via an Overleaf professional account by registering (or logging in) here. Use your BTH address to verify.

Refero - an Anti-plagiarism Tutorial

Refero is a web based tutorial which shows you how to implement other people’s texts in your writing and how to avoid plagiarism. The tutorial contains 18 pages and takes about 30 minutes to go through.

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During your time at university you will write texts where you should demonstrate your knowledge within your field of study and where you should show that you have mastered academic writing. This method of writing is adapted to building an argument which supports your own research results. In the argumentation it is important to integrate other people’s research in your own line of argument. Scientific work always builds on work done by earlier researchers. If you do not refer to other research properly you risk plagiarizing. Because of this it is important that you learn how you can use other people’s texts and how you should refer to those by adding references.