What is academic writing?

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How does academic writing differ from other types of writing?

It is a different way to write because it must be formal, but the autor have to write about interesting topic for students and teachers. This kind of writing it is very useful because contain an important and reliable information.

What is the function of academic papers?

The main purpose is: to give information about a particular topic and provide the specific information for the readers in order to understand the topic in a easy way.

What are the concepts of academic writing?

1)Academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars. 2)Academic writing is devoted to topics and questions that are of interest to the academic community. 3)Academic writing should present the reader with an informed argument.

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

I think that it refers to the audience in this case the students write for the other student to share their knowledge about topics that they to know.

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

Yes, because it is necessary to give our point of view, but we have to be careful because we have to be critical and analytical at the moment to write our opinion of a specific topic.

How does one form an informed argument?

I think that we have to have in mind our knowledge about the topic. Then when we have clear our knowledge or information about the topic we could continue with the researching for more information of the topic. An finally with have to analyze the new information and put together with our information.

Marina T (talk)17:08, 4 October 2010