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Academic Writing - Essential - 2016-2017

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Academic Writing
Richard Jones
Centre for Academic Success

What you need for academic writing
How to write an assignment
Advice and information
1) Check your question

2) Research

3) Plan

4) First sentence

5) Main Body

6) Finish introduction

7) Conclusion

8) Have a break

9) Check title, guidelines, errors

10) Get some feedback

Describe - What is it? How does it work?
Give a detailed account of the subject.
Give an overview as clearly as possible.



Discuss - Debate advantages and disadvantages. List pros and cons.

DON'T just explain or describe.
Never reference this
Use it as a rough guide
Use useful names and technical terms
CRITICAL ANALYSIS
check your guidelines and question
This essay will ... examine/consider/discuss ...
Situation
Problem
Solution
Outcome
A - positives/negatives

B- positives/negatives

Compare/Contrast
Background
Current developments
Future developments
Rules for Introductions
8-10% of your word count
Explain what your writing is about
Describe your content
Rules for Conclusions
No new information
Not just a summary
Refer to specific examples/information
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bcu.iinsight.org
Manchester Phrasebank
Essential
Account for ...
To what extent ...
Newspapers
Forums
Google
What are the rules for introductions?
Topic 1
key point/s
evidence
explanation
positives/negatives
Topic 2
key point/s
evidence
explanation
positives/negatives
What are the rules for conclusions?
Read your question ...

... read your conclusion
Classmates
Friends/family
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