There are two different kinds of papers that you may be asked to write at Aarhus University: assigned papers and research papers.
Writing an academic paper means writing within the limits of a specific genre, and when you are a new student it is a good idea to make an effort to get to know the different types of academic papers.
Working on your final thesis? Then you may benefit from some advice from an Associate Professor at Arts.
If you wonder how your papers are graded, you may go to the station about grading and expectations.