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Academic Writing

Learn how to effectively write in an academic style
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Laura Newman

on 26 June 2014

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Transcript of Academic Writing

Writing to interpret/answer
a question/statement
Academic Writing
Point
Evidence
Provide a quote to backup/underline your point. This acts as proof that your argument is valid.
Evaluation
Examine and evaluate the quote you have just used.
Remember to PEE!
Evaluation
Structuring an essay
Bibliography
(a list of books you read)
Top tips
Never write "I"

in an essay
Always
use quotes

and reference them
Never use
contractions
or abbreviations
Use a thesaurus

to avoid repetition
Always
PROOF READ

your work
Checklist
Forget about:
mustn't
couldn't
didn't
haven't
shouldn't
they're
can't
won't
e.g.
i.e.
don't
Use instead:
for example
must not
cannot
should not
will not
has not
have not
could not
do not
should not
did not
in example
hasn't
Why is it important to reference things?
To avoid plagiarism
So that others can use
your work for research
To show that you have
provided evidence
it's
there's
there is
it is
Present both sides of
the argument
to show
a wide understanding
What could you substitute for 'however'?
Conversely
In comparison to
In contrast to
On the other hand
Yet
Why is this important?
What is academic
writing?

Writing in a formal manner
Exploring different
points of view
Having a clear structure
Instead, use:
This essay
This assignment
This thesis
This piece of work
Point
Evidence
Is your assignment:
answering the question?
properly structured?
using different
points of view?
correctly referenced,
with a bibliography?
written in a formal style?
What is it telling you?
How does it prove your argument?
What does it infer about the characters/plot/themes?
How can you further develop this idea?
Use 'inverted commas' when referencing,
and "quotation marks" to show that someone is speaking
Introduction
(what are you trying to prove, what is it about?)
Body
(explore various points of view to show wider reading)
Conclusion
(reiterate your point, show what you've proved)
Make a statement which is relevant to the topic of the essay
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