Writing academically

Writing academically

Good writing involves the following:

  • clear connection of ideas
  • an academic style
  • correctly organised sentences and paragraphs
  • Avoidance of common mistakes
  • Proper presentation of writing

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Essay structure video tutorial

In this video, John Dugard-Craig talks about how to use signposts and landmarks to make your writing easy to follow.

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2. Download the essay with John’s highlights below.

Structuring an essay (PDF opens in new window)

3. Download a summary of his main points below.

Signposing and landmarks summary (PDF opens in new window)

(The essay used in this tutorial was provided by the Open University.)