Welcome to Karlstad University

Academic Writing in English, 7.5 HP

Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for your course

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place on the course.
Registration period: 2023-01-09 - 2023-01-16
Log in to My Kau using your KauID to register.

What is My Kau? My Kau is a personal digital service for students at Karlstad University.

It is important that you decline your admission offer if you do not wish to attend the course.

If you have been admitted late, and therefore can´t register on time, contact the administrator.

Welcome to Academic Writing in English!

The course is focused on academic writing in English in different academic contexts. Throughout the course, students produce academic text types such as literature reviews, summaries, and article abstracts. In all kinds of text production, students practise using a given referencing system correctly for in-text citations and reference lists. Students also read research on scholarly writing and use it as material for discussion and reflection concerning academic text production. Active reading skills are emphasised and practised, with the purpose to identify the different parts of the academic text and the way in which they are interrelated. Instruction is in the form of lectures and seminars. Students read and examine each other's work in preparation for seminars. Throughout the course, students produce a number of academic texts of different lengths and submit them in portfolio form. The portfolio and an oral presentation constitute the basis for assessment.



Attendance is not mandatory, except for oral exams.



·        Take-home exam

·        Oral exam


Other course information:

Detailed course information is available on the learning management platform Canvas, including course outline, assignments, and preparation.


Contact information:

Malin Ornstein (administrative officer): malin.ornstein@kau.se

Ying Wang (course teacher): ying.wang@kau.se

Marie Tåqvist (course convener): marie.taqvist@kau.se

New student

There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!

Go to Canvas

In the course, we use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
Once you have registered for your course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

Finding your way around the University

Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

Reading List

View reading list
Please note that the reading list may be revised until six weeks before the start of the course.


View schedule
Please note that the schedule may change up to two weeks before the course starts. Check the schedule on a regular basis to get the latest information on locations and times as there may be changes during the course as well.

Can we help you?

ADMINISTRATOR: Sofia Nylander  

COURSE CONVENOR: Marie Tåqvist