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Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
Understanding assumptions of academic writing
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  1. Understanding Assumptions of Academic Writing<br />Here are 12 assumptions about Academic Writing.<br />Do you share these view?<br />Do you disagree with any of them?<br />
  2. Assumption 1<br />The main purpose of an academic writing is stated clearly and explicitly near the beginning of the text.<br />
  3. Assumption 2<br />The reader should never have to guess the meaning of the writer.<br />
  4. Assumption 3<br />It is important to tell the reader what is going to be written about, to write about it, and then to rephrase it at the end of the text.<br />
  5. Assumption 4<br />The organization of the writing should be well mapped and organized so that the reader can visualize it easily.<br />
  6. Assumption 5<br />A reader expects to find credible and relevant details to support general statements.<br />
  7. Assumption 6<br />The main point of the writing should be reaffirmed and repeated frequently throughout the text.<br />
  8. Assumption 7<br />A writer usually starts with a generalization and moves to specific details to support his generalization.<br />
  9. Assumption 8<br />The main idea of a paragraph should be shown with topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph.<br />
  10. Assumption 9<br />Formal language should always be used in academic writing.<br />
  11. Assumption 10<br />Good grammar is required.<br />
  12. Assumption 11<br />“Ownership” of the written word is important. A writer must give credit in the form of footnotes and citations for words that are paraphrased or summarized.<br />
  13. Assumption 12<br />Academic writing is usually persuasive, presenting a unique perspective an claim.<br />

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