What actually Academic Writing is?
Academic Writing is different from the conventional writing style which most of the beginners follow. While doing some research for this article, I came across a fellow academic writer’s answer on Quora, wanted to share his instead of writing mine. Here’s what he had to say:
Are you a passionate academic writer and looking forward to improving yourself? Do you know the ins and outs of being a smart academic writer? Today I’m going to talk about two key points which would help you analyze yourself on the basis of activities you’ve been performing. Once you have understood what point I’m trying to make here, you’ll be on your way to become a top-notch academic writer. Stay with me, you’re going to love this.
If we take a look at recent trends, most of the people are moving towards freelancing. And if we take a closer look, there’s a majority of people who are doing freelancing in the field of writing. Now, you’re a talented writer but when it comes to freelance writing, chances are that you might face some difficulties while getting your feet on the ground properly.
Here, I’m going to talk about one of the most rewarding fields of freelancing, Academic Writing. Whenever you talk about academic writing, the first reaction that you get from most of the youngsters is that “Oh no! It’s tough!” However, in reality, it’s not that hard as it is supposed to be. If you truly want to become a successful academic writer then all you need to do is to learn the fundamentals first.
#1 Choose the subject of your expertise
You must not go for the subject that you are not familiar with. DON’T do this. Clients want perfection, they won’t tolerate riff-raff. Remember, if you are preparing assignments or dissertations for your clients, you must be equipped with the relative knowledge to provide your best. Similarly, suppose you’re not good at Science subjects, it’s better that you don’t take such projects because it is always a good idea to leave the project instead of taking and ruining it later on. In such case, I would suggest you should sign up for other easy subjects like Anthropology, History, Social Sciences or Psychology.
#2 Learn about different referencing styles
This one is extremely important. All the expert academic writers in the world have mastered different referencing styles and that’s the reason they write their papers with full confidence. Referencing style holds remarkable significance when you are writing something, on any subject. Some of the famous referencing styles are:
Fellows, whenever a project is assigned to you, don’t forget to ask your client for the required referencing style because there are so many out there. So you need to verify which one is your client looking for.
In an upcoming blog post, we’ll be teaching you how you can handle your projects like a pro. I’ll be explaining my techniques, how I get all the requirements at one place for easy understanding and access. This is going to be a fun post
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