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Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
Types of academic writing
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  • 1. Types of Academic Writing Prof. Vivian B. Margutti Faculdade de Letras/UFMG
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    • Essay : argumentative text, usually short (1,500 to 6,000 words).
    • Research paper : longer essay involving library research (3,000 to 6,000 words).
    • Research article : an essay written to be published in scientific journals.
  • 4.
    • Dissertation : long essay involving study and research (6,000 to 20,000 words).
    • Thesis : completed over a number of years. Offers an original contribution to the research area. (20,000 words).
  • 5.
    • Technical report : describes process, progress and results of scientific research.
    • Research project : describes the ideas for an investigation on a certain topic.
  • 6. Basic structure of Academic Writing
  • 7. Report
  • 8. Project
    • Describes the ideas for an investigation on a certain topic.
    • Title (hypothesis)
    • Background Analysis and Information
    • Literature Review
  • 9.
    • 4.Research Questions and Objectives
    • 5. Significance of Project
    • 6. Methodology
    • 7. Timetable
    • 8. Bibliography
  • 10. Argumentative Essay
    • Presents an argument through reasoning and the use of evidence.
    • Thesis statement: expresses the researcher’s position in relation to a given problem. It is normally stated in the introduction of an essay.
  • 11.
    • Topic sentences: give support to the thesis statement in the body of the essay.
    • Evidence and examples: from reading, reflection and analysis, support the topic sentences.
  • 12. Structure of Argumentative Essay
    • Title page: title, date, course, instructor’s name, student’s name.
    • Introduction: background of argument, content of essay, theoretical perspectives used, definition of key terms, line of argument and organization of essay.
  • 13.
    • Body: presents support to thesis statement, contains developing sentences that extend topic sentences, gives evidence to support topic sentences, provides a concluding sentence.
  • 14.
    • Conclusion: restates the line of argument, summarises the points that support the thesis, suggests further research.
    • Bibliography: sources cited in paper listed alphabetically.
  • 15. Appropriate tone and style
  • 16.
    • Formal, impersonal, objective
    • Cautious language
    • Technical vocabulary
    • Structure according to genre
    • Analytical and critical
    • References to other writers’ publications
  • 17. Bibliography
    • ACADEMIC Essay: Academic Tip Sheet. Edith Cowan University, Australia. Available in: < http://www.ecu.edu.au/CLT/tips/docs/essay.pdf > (access: 21/07/2011).
    • JORDAN, R. R. Academic Writing Course : Study Skills in English. Pearson Education: England, 1999.
  • 18.
    • WHAT IS Academic Writing. Available in: < www.wwnorton.com/college/film/.../ writing .../what-is academic - writing .pdf > (access: 21/07/2011).
    • ZEMLIANSKY, Pavel, LOWE, Charles(ed.). Writing Spaces : Readings on Writing. Vol 1. Indiana: Parlour Press, 2010.

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