Academic writing is one of the highest forms of English writing.
Even though it’s fairly easy to learn when you already know your English, it can be a real challenge if you’re still struggling with grammar and vocabulary. Spend some time with this guide and you’ll come out better prepared to tackle academic writing, no matter what level of English you have.
Not to mention, if you’re applying to graduate programs you’ll need to use academic English to pass the GRE. All it takes is a slightly different approach, some good tips and practice to become an expert at academic writing.
If you’re heading for a university soon, at least you know you’ll be getting plenty of practice!
Nearly all the writing you’ll do in a university will require academic English.
Whether you’re writing an essay or a lab report, you’re using academic writing.
The most common style books used in formal writing are: Although APA is the most commonly used academic style, it’s not always the one used in schools.
Different schools, departments and classes may have different requirements, so check in with your instructors about which style to use.
To take you the rest of the way, here’s a beginner’s guide to English academic writing.
Use this guide to prepare yourself and learn more about writing for universities and other institutions.