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ECON 5700 - Academic Writing, Thomas Rooney
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LANG 5010 - Academic Writing for Medieval Studies, Thomas Rooney
This one's more than a bad habit in academic writing—it could get you expelled or fired. Some is intentional, but more often than not, disorganized research and careless writing are to blame. Avoiding plagiarism is simple: Any time you use someone else's words, give credit to the source. Slow down and pay attention. Take good notes. Stay cautious and over-cite. Make sure the information in your bibliography is accurate and complete. Authors work hard on their research and writing—give credit where credit is due.
This resource provides a list of key concepts, words, and phrases that multi-lingual writers may find useful if they are new to writing in the North American educational context. It covers concepts and and key words pertaining to the stages in the writing process, style, citation and reference, and other common expressions in academic writing Like other forms of writing, academic writing follows its own rules and guidelines. For example, academic writing is generally more formal and structured than other forms of writing. Whereas the goal of other types of writing is often to simply communicate information, the goal of academic writing is greater than this; the goal of most academic writing is to make an intelligent argument for or against something and to sell yourself, as the writer, in addition to your ideas. In order to accomplish this successfully, a writer must understand proper format, grammar, punctuation, citation, and the techniques that can be used to bring it all together. The term academic writing is often used to refer to formal writing assignments that are completed for a particular course or academic field of study. As a college student, anytime you write an essay for a particular class, you are engaging in academic writing. In the case of FIN-1, the topics would all be relevant to current orhistorical "Finnish institutions." With the topic, students must defineone or more "research questions" concerning the chosen "institution" thatthe paper will address. The resulting paper will help readers understandthe topic more fully, or in a new way, on the basis of how the author hastreated the topic, in particular through the answer(s) given to theresearch question(s). See for example (Taarluoto 2007) and (Kortelainen 2008), vs. [PDF].In academic writing, the author covers the selected topic from anauthoritative point of view. The writing is 'thesis-driven', meaning thatthe starting point is a particular perspective, idea or 'thesis' on thechosen topic, e.g. establishing, proving or disproving 'answers' to the'research questions' posed for the topic. In contrast, simply describinga topic without the questions does NOT qualify as "academicwriting."