What is academic writing?

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  • How does academic writing differ from other types of writing?

For me the first difference is that in academic writing you have to be critical and analitical when writing to get the reader's attention! And maybe that you have to be more concise and talk about interesting topics for the academic community. We have to write clearly, to have an interesting and argueable thesis and to construct paragraphs in a coherent and focused way.

  • What is the function of academic papers?

For me the main function of academic papers is that you have to try to find a topic that will be considered as interesting and appropriate. Maybe looking for a context into which can place questions and observations may be very useful and distinguisable of academic writing. Another function is that your paper should be of interest to their teachers and peers. You must write something that your readers will find useful, in conclusion you as a writer have to write something that helps the reader to really understand your topic.

  • What are the concepts of academic writing?

1. Academic writing is writing done by scholars for other scholars: It means that we have to be engaged in the actions of: read about, think about, argue about, and write about great ideas. 2. Academic writing is devoted to topics and questions that are of interest to the academic community: This means that your academic writing have to be focused on real contexts, interesting topics and to write about interesting topics for readers, in other words you have to add information to the one that is already known by readers. 3. Academic writing should present the reader with an informed argument: It give us an idea of the first stage of realizing about you already know and think about the topic you will write about, so in conclusion you have to consider the expectation of the academic reader.

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

Academic writing has to be more focused and professional because you are going to show up your work to other collegues, it is that you have to be writing to other peers that are also inmersed in the academic field.

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

No, because it is not going to be objective, analitical and critital!

So we have to avoid including personal responses to improve our academic writing!

  • How does one form an informed argument?

I would say that the first aspect that we have to be based on is about what we already know about the topic and to find out about the importance of it, and find a relationship between both concepts. Then we have to be analytical when writing to be able to summarize, evaluate and syntethyze our academic writing.

CaroMaya (talk)02:18, 10 September 2010