Academic writing tips

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Academic writing tips

  1. 1. Academic writing Tips
  2. 2. Make it formal•  Use specific language•  Avoid strong emotive language•  Avoid slang (including text language)•  Avoid abbreviations and contractions
  3. 3. Take care with pronouns•  The article provides a different perspective on the subject of literary fraud and hoaxes because the author considers it to be an act of literary criticism•  What does it refer to?•  Make sure you do not do this in your writing
  4. 4. Avoid redundant words•  Because of the fact / due to the fact•  Basically, generally, kind of, actually•  Each and every•  The end result / the final outcome
  5. 5. Use simple, direct language •  Acquiesce / agree •  Ascertain / discover •  To expedite / to hasten •  To facilitate / to simplify •  To utilize / to use
  6. 6. Write in an active voice•  The students conducted many experiments to demonstrate the truth of the hypothesis•  Many experiments were conducted by the students to demonstrate the truth of the hypothesis
  7. 7. Use words to show not tell •  Connectives •  Synonyms
  8. 8. Write a list of synonyms use this: for your thesis statement in your critical reflection
  9. 9. Get some feedback•  Ideas (does it have ideas discussed initially)•  Structure (does it follow the essay structure handout)•  Meaning (does it make sense?)•  Length (is it too long or too short? Good?)•  Referencing (have you referenced correctly?)
  10. 10. Ensure you proofread your critical reflection

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