Writing a student thesis
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.
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.
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 that supports your own research results. In argumentation, integrating other people’s research into your own line of argument is important. 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.
Publish in Diva
At BTH, we use DiVA as a publication database for theses. As a student, you must publish information about your degree project yourself in DiVA.
Here you will find more information about what you need to know when writing and publishing your thesis.