A Humanities’ seminar paper with LaTeX – in 10 minutes

Don’t believe me when I claim you could write a whole seminar paper in 10 minutes? I wouldn’t either 😉 But I firmly believe you can learn how to write the next one in LaTeX in just ten minutes, so I prepared this pretty self-explanatory document. Everything is explained there, so I won’t ramble on about it here. The document is here on Overleaf as a template. There you go.

Little side note, in case you are completely new to LaTeX. Like in the picture below, LaTeX has source code (on the left) and the compiled output PDF on the right. If you mess up the source code, there might not be any ouput. Using CTRL+S will cause the Overleaf editor to try and compile automatically. You can download the resulting PDF by clicking on the symbol beside the ‘recompile’ button. Overleaf also provides info on how to use Overleaf.


So, that’s it with a very short post for today. Watch out for the upcoming “(Why) Should I use LaTeX for my PhD thesis” post!

So long and thanks for all the fish!

The Ninja


  1. More resources for learning: http://latex.silmaril.ie/, Learn LaTeX in X minutes, and LearnLaTeX
  2. Is LaTeX for the Humanities? No, it’s for editors!

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