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How to make writing more academic

In tutorials students often tell me that they are not confident regarding their writing skills and they ask me how to make writing more academic. Every University, every faculty and even departments will have their own philosophy relating to writing, so these guidelines must be adhered to. However, I personally think that students' attempts to make writing more academic often result in less structured and weaker essays.

Lesson planning – some recommendations

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Source: N Brown

When observing experienced teachers in lessons or when looking at their lesson plans, the lesson planning process appears easy. However, once you start planning your first lesson you will soon realise that there are many aspects that you must take into consideration. Here are some recommendations to get you started.

Proofing and editing

At University level you are expected to have checked, re-checked, edited and proofed your assignment several times. Each time you read through your work you should focus on a different aspect of your writing.

Referencing and bibliography

A good essay acknowledges all the sources used. Read here about referencing and bibliographies.

Writing a good academic essay

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Source: N Brown

Consider some key elements when writing an academic essay: structure, language, use of sources.