As a non-english writer : How can i read your mind my academic writing ?
As a non-UK writer who is studying in the UK, You may ask yourself:
(1) How much do I know about academic writing?
(2) What is the main difference between academic writing and normal writing?
Academic writing quiz
The main difference between academic writing and normal writing is that
A: uses longer words
B: tries to be precise and unbiased
C: is harder to understand
Making careful notes is essential for:
A: writing essays
B: revising for exams
C:all academic work
Academic writing has it own attitude
The attitude of academic writing is that thinking critically, not just easily accept other author’s opinions, but also think about how/why/ to what extent I accept your opinions? Dare to challenge author’s opinions and finding strong evidences to make a good argument.
Academic writing has it own style
Be formal by using academic language rather than informal language such as oral language.
Using explicit discourse markers to build a coherent and coheres link from sentence to sentence and paragraph to paragraph.
Using a clear structure to make readers easy to follow your argument. Such as making a clear statement in your introduction — body — conclusion.
As a non-English writer, how can I read your mind my academic writing? Is it focus on the grammar rules? Actually, academic writing not merely grammar, it is like a convention in UK’s academic field.
1 Think out of the box to adapt this unfamiliar writing style.
2 Knowing the purpose of academic writing.
3 Making a critically academic argument.
In a nut shall, Academic writing is not merely a technical skill, it is built on a way of thinking:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi5tld98ePE