Rules In Academic Writing - Coggle Diagram
Rules In Academic Writing
Avoid idiomatic or less formal vocabulary
Example: the word 'like' is informal to give examples
The appropriate word to show example is 'such as'
Use formal verbs
Avoid multiword verbs such as 'talk about'
'Talk about' can be replaced with the word 'discuss'
Use full form of verbs
Do not use contractions
Use 'cannot' instead of 'can't'
Use formal grammar structures
Avoid using simple sentences
Combine simple sentences into an academic sentence
Avoid asking questions in writing
Use impersonal phrases
Avoid personal pronouns or adverbs
Avoid personal pronouns like 'I, you, we'
Avoid using adverbs to express feeling
Avoid using vague word
Academic writing requires precise words
Avoid using words like 'about', 'several' and 'thing'
It is important to cite sources
Avoid making claims
Use tentative language
Avoid absolute statements
Use phrases like 'possibly', 'may' or 'might'
Avoid phrases such as 'always' or 'will'
Use appropriate transition signal
Avoid using numbering
Avoid using bullet points
It is important to link ideas in writing
Avoid using transition too often