Academic writing is one of the most important skills to master for success in higher education. Strong writing also helps create success after higher education. Good academic writing refines and focuses the writer's ideas through research and interrogation, then clearly states and properly supports those ideas with effective argumentation and adequate evidence. Achieving a clear, well-argued text requires the development of numerous sub-skills. Have a look at the factsheets in the "related resources" box on this page.
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Academic writing overview (PDF) : In this guide we give the 6 C's of good writing.
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Writing levels (PDF) : Use this guide to see a clear path to improving your writing.
Writing critically (PDF) : Become a master of analysis.
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