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Body text

This page explains the meaning of the concept body text. 

The body text of an assignment is the running text, i.e. the content. 

The body text should be coherent and make sense on its own – even if you provide additional information in your notes, include figures, etc. See the entry on indents and sections. 

Body text is not

  • notes 

  • fact boxes 

  • headings 

  • captions 

  • information in the margin 


The information about formalities is general guidelines. They do not replace the provisions in your academic regulations, your lecturers ' guidance or information on your course's website. First, please contact the above-mentioned locations. If in doubt, ask your supervisor.