Writing in an academic style.ppt - Writing in an academic style… Overview What does “writing style” mean What are the characteristics of academic

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Overview What does “writing style” mean? What are the characteristics of academic style? Practice! Paraphrase Proof-read
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What does “writing style” mean? Look at these extracts: 2 b, or nt 2 b--tht is = ?: Wether 'tis nbler in da mynd 2 sffr Da slings N arrows ov outragus 4toon Or 2 tke rms agst a C of trubles N by opposin end dem. 2 die, 2 sleep-- No mre--n by a sleep 2 say wii nd Da hartake, n da 1000 nturl shoks DAT flsh is air 2. 'Tis a consmtion Dvoutly 2 b wshed. 2 die, 2 sleep-- 2 sleep--perchnce 2 dreem: ay, dere's da rub, For in dat sleep ov deth wot dreems may cum Wen wii av shuffled off dis mrtal coil, Mst gve us paws. :-) Aminase cannot break the covalent bonds of proteins without the presence of isobutene. "Negotiators yesterday, in an eleventh-hour decision following marathon talks, hammered out agreement on a key wage provision they earlier had rejected."
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So, what does “writing style” mean? Style is determined by the words or phrases used: navel tummy abdomen geezer man individual dispose get rid of dispatch The firm will go bust. The firm faces bankruptcy. These findings should be taken with a pinch of salt. These findings are questionable. (unreliable)
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So, what does “writing style” mean? Style is also determined by the grammar used: We didn’t find enough evidence. x Insufficient evidence was found. I’m going to give details of 3 theories. x Three theories will be described.
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Practice! What makes this informal?
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