What Makes Academic Writing Different from other Types of Writing


It is easy to slip into the trap of heavily written academic terms while learning the mechanics of formatting an academic paper. However, in an attempt to make your writing appear more scholarly, you may end up obscuring your point and frustrating your reader. The first section of this paper discusses the differences between academic and other styles of writing. The second section discusses the ten academic phrases your writing doesn't need. Formal Language versus Informal Language When feasible, academic writing should utilize formal language that avoids slang terminology and reduces the use of contractions and [...]