Welcome to our new academic writing series!
AcademiaOne provides feedback and proofreading services which aim to provide clients with feedback on grammar, syntax, use of academic English, sentence structure, and spelling, as well as academic content.
Important aspects to academic training include learning how to write in a formal style and developing the ability to communicate your ideas clearly. The style of writing you need for academia (university submissions, journal articles etc) may be different to the form you are familiar with and use in your everyday life. Some of the different conventions include being unbiased and providing evidence, remaining clear and concise, well-structured, and having a formal tone. Academic writing should not be personal, emotive or long-winded. Foreign students may therefore need assistance with adapting to this formal style of writing in their non-native language.
During the next few weeks, AcademiaOne experts will provide their top tips for academic writing. The series will delve into different types of academic writing, common mistakes and helpful tips for non-native English speakers to improve their writing style. We will be covering topics such as writing your CV, research proposal letters, as well as ways to improve your academic English writing.
The series will build on previous articles such as Six Tips to Help you Scrutinize your next Scientific Article, Three Tips to Strengthen your Essay Writing, and How to Design your Essay Plan.
A.W. is a Civil and Environmental PhD candidate at Imperial College London working on particulate matter and air quality. She previously completed a Masters in Chemistry at the University of York.