Often this neglected aspect, carries maximum weight
Features of Academic Writing
1. Complexity: The language is relatively more complex and has longer words with a more varied vocabulary and a grammatical complexity.
2. Formality: Academic writing is relatively formal. It does not include colloquial expression that we consider natural in daily dialogues we have with friend or colleagues.
3. Passive voice: In academic writing format, the writer or author of the text removes it’s importance within the written contents, in order to focus on the objective of the written content.
4. Precision: Academic writing is precise. Factual information, figures or charts, should all be provided and nothing written there should leave room to interpretation.
5. Accuracy: Everything stated should be accompanied by proofs and justifications and no assumptions are allowed. Sources should also be mentioned.
6. Objectivity: The writing has to be clear and have a specific goal, destination or reasoning in mind, rather than taking the reader on a “wild goose chase“
7. Explicitness: The author of an academic writing is responsible for make it explicit and for making clear how different parts of the text are connected between them and why are they relevant for the central theme.
At Native English UK, we endeavour to add the academic writing element for students preparing for IELTS and TOEFL examinations. For more information on improving this skill, kindly visit our resources section”Joshua Levy