How does academic writing differ from other types of writing?

academic writing involves getting into more complex and serious topics that have to be objectively discussed, however; most pieces of advice that students receive in High School are later useful when writing in College to provide a better idea about what academic writing is.

1.What is the function of academic papers?

to create different points of view among people who read it, that is why it has to be very objective and clear.


2.What are the concepts of academic writing?

-Academic writing is devoted to topics and questions that are of interest to the academic community.

-Academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars

3.What does the following statement mean? academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars.

An academic paper is always shared among people who understands the topic the paper discusses.

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

academic writing involves writing about what we know or what we think about a certain topic but not about what we feel about the way one or many different researchers interpret that topic. It has to be objective and concrete.

5.How does one form an informed argument? we have to know in detail the topic we discuss, provide strong support to our statement and the validation will be always provided by the reader, who is normally a person who belongs to the same research area.

6.How does academic writing differ from other types of writing? Academic writing differs a lot from other types of writing because it is so much formal and organized. What is the function of academic papers?

function of academic papers is to create new knowledge from the one that is already given from other authors. Also, another purpose of academic papers is to have the scholars writing according to the expectations of the academic community.

7.What are the concepts of academic writing?

Academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars. Academic writing is a way to express in a very formal form the ideas or arguments that are hidden in your instincts

What does the following statement mean? ...academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars.

It means that being a scholar requires that you read, think, argue and write in certain ways. So, in order to have an understandable reading for everybody, everyone has to write in a certain way (academic way)

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

No, including personal responses in an academic paper is not acceptable. On the contrary, our statements have to be written in a critical and analytical way rather than in a personal way.

How does one form an informed argument?

There are topics that do not require the writer to have a lot of information. However, in some other cases, the topic requires the writer to research more information about the topic or in other occasions when you do not know much about a topic you have to look for information. In order to realize how much you know about a topic, you can answer the WH questions.

01:08, 24 September 2010