Learn about what it means to write academically and the different styles of academic writing.
Developing an academic writing style resources
Developing clarity and focus in academic writing
Academic writing aims to be clear and precise, with a direct style that moves logically from one idea to the next. This page describes how you can structure sentences and paragraphs to achieve clarity and ‘flow’ in your writing.
What is the 'significant contribution' of your writing to your field of study? This guide explores the concept of originality at different levels of university study, and provides techniques to help you open your mind to new ideas.
Connecting ideas in writing
This guide will help you connect ideas in your writing, making it more cohesive and communicating your message more effectively.
Four key features of academic style
Academic writing in English has a distinctive style – it is formal and uses particular language norms that you need to learn.
Communicating effectively with your lecturers and tutors.
Writing reflectively: it is about you – putting the ‘I’ in reflection.
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