Academic Writing Tips


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There are at least five components of academic writing which can make any essay genuine and professional. Learn about them from the following article.

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How to Write a Professional Essay

Successful academic writing takes much more than just excellent writing skills. The whole secret lies in proper organization of an essay and following a certain work regime. While one system may work better for some "do my homework" issues and worse for others; there are several general rules concerning researching techniques, writing as well as editing that can be useful for simply anyone.


Prior to research and actual writing, it is recommended to put down all parts of which a given essay or dissertation will consist: introduction, synopsis, method, abstract, conclusion, etc. Initial drafting in each of the differentiated sections will facilitate adequate research. Moreover, it is easier to estimate the amount of sources as well as lines of argumentation that will be needed for completing given project.

Planning an Argument

According to all academic writing guidelines the structure of an essay should be balanced. It means, among other things, that diverse contents will have to be granted analogical focuses and modes of scientific approach. Arguments should be structural with respect to their scope (from general to particular) and their relevance (from obvious to complex).

Profound Research

Research is necessary not only for the development of arguments but also for creating an original piece of writing. Decent research base will allow of avoiding repetitive content as well as cliché statements. Additionally, secondary sources should be used in order to address questions and support conclusions rather than create them. All quoted and referenced material ought to be authoritative, diversified and used adequately.

Since academic papers and dissertations belong neither to fiction nor to personal narratives, they should be always written in objective tone. First person perspective, frequent use of passive voice as well as excess of emotive content is highly unwelcome. The same holds for rhetorical questions and ellipses. All the previously mentioned elements should disappear from any project once drafting is finished.


With all the above in mind, proofreading should lay emphasis on structure and weight of arguments. The final version of any paper ought to be tested against exhausted language or repetitions. Ultimately, electronic or print database with a particular citation style should be consulted. Double-checking, though tedious, always works better than resubmitting.

The basic rule about successful academic writings is balance. Writers ought to achieve a compromise between the quantity of words and citations as compared to the quality of arguments and references. Creativity must be on a par with objectivity and all novel claims must be situated in an already existing intellectual context.


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