What is academic writing?

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Carlos de Loera

How does academic writing differ from other types of writing?

        Academic writing is, as the reading says, for scholars. this means that is for academic purposes with topics related to "academic topics" not any kind of writing like what someone did on their vacations
       What is the function of academic papers?

The main objective of an academic paper is to inform the academic community. to show your stance on a certain topic, in favor, against or maybe just informing about the topic

What are the concepts of academic writing?

Academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars:

         You will read about, think about, argue about, and write about topics related to the academic field you are on

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

         Depending on the subject, the academic paper has to be relevant to that area, trying to be of interest to the people in that field

Academic writing should present the reader with an informed argument.

         The writer has to take a stance about his/her ideas and inform about them to the reader

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

That the academic writing is written by educated people in certain field or fields and the audience is educated in the same area(s)

Is it okay to include personal responses in an academic paper, why? yes, it is ok, but only with care to not overuse it because if you use it too much the paper might become very subjective

       * How does one form an informed argument? }

The first thing we have to consider is what we already know about the topic we are going to write about then, what is important about it, what is the relationship between what I know and what is of importance, and finally, what I don’t know and should look for. This is for a personal response, but for analytical writing we have to: Summarize: focus on what is important Evaluate: constantly check what was written, analyze if it is fulfilling the needs of the paper Analyze, to check if the parts of the paper have a relationship with each other

Synthesize: to see If the ideas have a meaning and a connection as a whole

Shaka (talk)01:05, 10 September 2010