How to use academic writing style

what is this topic about?

Have you been given feedback from your tutors telling you to improve your academic writing style? Do you ever read over your work and think it lacks a certain eloquence or elegance? Are you happy with the content of your written assignments but feel that they need a little more 'va va voom?' This module is designed to help you to develop an academic writing style to use in your written assignments. Throughout this module you will be given extracts of academic writing to evaluate, the content of these may not be relevant to your subject, but don't worry, you only need to concentrate on the writing style.

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when you've done this topic, you'll be able to:

who should do this topic?

This topic is aimed at university students, and anyone who needs to achieve a formal, academic tone in their writing.

how long will this topic take?

Each page in this topic will take 10-20 minutes to complete, so if you work through the whole topic it will take you about 2 hours to complete. You can use the topic navigation box to jump to the pages that will be most helpful to you, or you can start at the beginning and work through the whole topic - it's entirely up to you.

what do I need to know before I do this topic?

You don't need any prior knowledge to do this topic, although it will be useful when completing this module if you have written formal pieces of work before, for example, essays or reports.

do I need any equipment or resources to do this topic?

For some of the activities in this topic, you'll need a pen and paper.

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