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Definition of Academic Writing

Types of Academic Writing

❶Characteristics of academic writing Purpose General purpose - to present information that displays a clear understanding of a subject Specific purpose - varies according to the assignment:

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Characteristics of Academic Writing

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Academic writing refers to a style of expression that researchers use to define the intellectual boundaries of their disciplines and their specific areas of expertise. Characteristics of academic writing include a formal tone, use of the third-person rather than first-person perspective (usually), a.

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Academic writing is characterized by evidence-based arguments, precise word choice, logical organization, and an impersonal tone.

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A broad definition of academic writing is any writing done to fulfill a requirement of a college or university. Academic writing is also used for publications that are read by teacher and researchers or presented at conferences. Academic writing has its own set of rules and practices around a formal order or structure in which to present ideas, in addition to ensuring that ideas are supported by author citations in the literature.

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What is Academic Writing? There are many types of writing that fall under the academic-writing umbrella. Use the links below to learn about the various types of academic writing and the processes associated with producing effective writing. What Is “Academic” Writing? by L. Lennie Irvin This essay is a chapter in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1, a peer-reviewed open textbook series for the writing classroom, and is published through Parlor Press.