What is academic writing?

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--Dulce Maria Padilla 11:58, 14 September 2010 (UTC) How does academic writing differ from other types of writing? Academic writing differs from other types of writing, because in this case we have to write to people that works in the academic field like students, teachers and so on. It has to be formal taking in mind the audience and creating a perspective about the topic.

What is the function of academic papers? The function of academic paper is to help readers to understand better the topic that we are writing to see it in a new way.

What are the concepts of academic writing? The concepts of academic writing are the following:

• Be analytical. • Summarize. • Evaluate. • Analyze. • Synthesize. • Rhetorical stance. • Consider your position. • Using appropriate tone and style. • Consider Audience.

What does the following statement mean? ...academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars. That we are in a community of scholars and we are going to be engaged in activities that scholars have been engaged. So, we are going to write interesting articles or essays in which our main audience will be teachers and other students.

Is it okay to include personal responses in an academic paper, why?

Yeah it is okay. But we have to take into consideration that we have to add something of our own in order to create an argument. We have to be analytical instead than personal.

How does one form an informed argument? We have to take into consideration some important aspects like. To ask ourselves questions about what do we know about the topic. To have an idea about what do I know about the topic that help readers to understand it. To ask what don’t I know about the topic (what do I need to know). And to know what do I think (to have fresh observations, to add something but recognizing that writing should be. analytical).

Dulce Maria Padilla (talk)00:58, 15 September 2010