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Academic writing: a practical guide

General writing skills

General writing skills

This section helps you develop the general skills required for academic writing.

Academic writing is different to 'normal' writing. You need to structure your work carefully and use language in a certain way to present your ideas clearly. While academic writing is evidence-based, it's not enough to describe the evidence; you must also add your own critical analysis to build arguments.

But don't worry! The guides in this section explore the key aspects of academic writing and suggest some useful tools to help you manage the process effectively.

A good grounding in these skills will help you with all types of academic writing.