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

  1. 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. 2. Assumption 1<br />The main purpose of an academic writing is stated clearly and explicitly near the beginning of the text.<br />
  3. 3. Assumption 2<br />The reader should never have to guess the meaning of the writer.<br />
  4. 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. 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. 6. Assumption 5<br />A reader expects to find credible and relevant details to support general statements.<br />
  7. 7. Assumption 6<br />The main point of the writing should be reaffirmed and repeated frequently throughout the text.<br />
  8. 8. Assumption 7<br />A writer usually starts with a generalization and moves to specific details to support his generalization.<br />
  9. 9. Assumption 8<br />The main idea of a paragraph should be shown with topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph.<br />
  10. 10. Assumption 9<br />Formal language should always be used in academic writing.<br />
  11. 11. Assumption 10<br />Good grammar is required.<br />
  12. 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. 13. Assumption 12<br />Academic writing is usually persuasive, presenting a unique perspective an claim.<br />

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