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Academic Writing - Essential - 2016-2017
Transcript of Academic Writing - Essential - 2016-2017
Centre for Academic Success
What you need for academic writing
How to write an assignment
Advice and information
1) Check your question
4) First sentence
5) Main Body
6) Finish introduction
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
check your guidelines and question
This essay will ... examine/consider/discuss ...
A - positives/negatives
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
I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg.
Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae.
TH15 M3554G3 53RV35 TO PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG TH1NG5!
Account for ...
To what extent ...
What are the rules for introductions?
What are the rules for conclusions?
Read your question ...
... read your conclusion