Finessing an argument and spotting typos need different mindsets. Whether you’re writing an essay or a PhD, you need to be the editor as well as the author.
When your writing flows, your reader can easily absorb your ideas and understand what you’re trying to communicate.
‘However’ indicates a strong contrast or contradiction while ‘therefore’ indicates the direct logical conclusion of what went before.
A good abstract tells the story of your research, explains its significance and shows the reader what your research achieves.
Students want their text to get to the point, and for their argument to be easy to understand. Their writing needs to be clear and concise.
The main point of cutting back a piece of writing is to make your work more impactful—more energetic and more persuasive.
Quoting other writers in your work shows that you are engaging closely with the sources you are citing and can back up your ideas with evidence. Here are three ways to include direct quotes: 1 Integrate the quote in your…
Connect with your writerly self and try thinking about your writing in the way that professional writers do.
If your essay is peppered with comments such as ‘Who?’ or ‘What?’, you may have made a common grammatical error. To check, look for the pronouns.
Next time you are about to throw that double-glazing brochure in the recycling bin, stop. It is worth studying how the language and look have been crafted.