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  • #4886
    Saket Kumar Singh
    Saket Kumar Singh

    Write your main takeaways from the class “Academic Writing.” Don’t refer to or get influenced by what and how others have written. Rather, recall the concepts discussed in the class and write them in your words. Focus on key concepts or things you learned and how you will implement the same to transform your writing style.


    Don’t use bullet points. Write in paragraph form. Your content should have at least 150 words.


    All the best!

  • #4943
    Anju Bahl
    Anju Bahl

    Key Takeaways From Class Dated 1st September 2019

    Academic Writing
    We use Academic Writing for various purposes,which are namely,University Assignments,Research Papers,Academic Essays,Review Articles and Thesis.
    How Academic Writing Is Different?
    It is written in third person and neutral tone.No emotional language,no informal vocabulary.Passive voice is widely used.Long sentences,long paragraphs are acceptable.It is written to gain acceptance from the professors.Structure is predefined.It follows a particular tone–descriptive,analytical,persuasive and critical.
    Dos And Don’ts
    Strictly adhere to the guidelines.Use a formal,objective and technical language.Word limit should not exceed +,-,10%(Title Page,TOC,Executive Summary/Abstract,Tables,References & Appendices don’t become part of the word count).Referencing Styles must be adopted as per the guidelines(References as well as In Text Citations).Include TOC,Executive Summary,Title Page,etc.for long form academic content.Support your claim,data,and statistics with appropriate references.Never use terms like I,we,you etc.
    Academic Writing Guidelines
    There are various tones used while following these guidelines.First comes the Abstract and then comes Introduction.Descriptive tone is used in Introduction.Then,a Literary Review is written which has a Critical tone followed by Methodology which is Descriptive.Result and Discussion are Authentic followed by the Conclusion that is Persuasive in nature.
    In the above guidelines,D is descriptive,C is critical,A is authentic,and P is persuasive.These are the tones.Abstract is in past tense,brief and informative.Abstract is a brief summary.Introduction is explanatory and descriptive.It should be Funnel shaped,broader at the top and narrowing down.Literature Review is critical,detailed,and authentic.Methodology is analytical,methodological approach adopted and the research instruments used.Primary or Secondary ways of research are adopted.Result is concise and non-textual.Discussion includes reasoning-why you got whatever you got.Conclusion is concise,clear summary and matches the objectives.
    Types Of Academic Writing
    Academic Writing is of many types which are–Dissertation,Research Paper,Report Writing,Essays,Case Study,Assignment and Literature Review respectively.
    Academic success depends on Research And Publication.
    Mentioning and citing other researches and publishing.
    Types Of References
    There are mainly two types of referring styles.These are namely,Documentary Note Styles(Oxford,MHRA) and Parenthetical Styles(APA,Harward,IEEE)
    Quick Checklist
    Understand the project problem thoroughly and use neutral tone.Maintain the word count and include In Text Citations.Add minimum ten references and stick to the referencing style.Always follow the specified structure and format.Do not include redundant information.

  • #4959
    Ankita Singh
    Ankita Singh

    Take Aways from Academic Writing Class:
    Academic writing is anything to do with School, colleges, universities that includes Research Articles, thesis, dissertation, essay, case study. It is for information purpose and should be written in neutral tone. I, you, we shouldn’t be used and written as third person.It is to gain acceptance from the Professors. It should be formal, objective and technical. Passive voice is widely used and it should have pre defined structure.It follows a Particular tone such as descriptive, Analytical, Persuasive and Critical. Though Abstract comes first but it should be written in last as it is the summary of content and should be of 1 page.
    In academic writing guidelines should be followed and word limits should not exceed( +/- 5%). Authenticity is very important and Keywords should be included in SEO. Avoid mentioning Wikipedia as reference.Always Reference should be quoted.
    Recent data should be used and we can used data of past 3 years. Adhere to client’s guidelines and ask them if we have any doubt. All the content should be divided in percentage accordingly such as introduction should be of 10%, Literature Review 25% and so on. Mode of research should be mentioned. Analyse the data and find the pattern. Based on pattern give answers accordingly. Implications are optional and it should be included if mentioned in guidelines. APA reference should be used as in text citation as default. Go through the checklist at the end.

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