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This guide provides information about academic writing resources

Welcome to the Academic Writing Guide

What is Academic Writing?

The main feature of academic writing which separates it from other forms of writing is that it consists of reasoned and substantiated explanation or argument, supported by evidence from the literature. e.g. books, journal articles, government reports. 

Puhl, L., & Day, B. (1992). Writing at university: A guide to writing academic essays and reports at Edith Cowan University.  Perth, Australia: ECU.

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Acadmic tip sheets

The Learning Consultants have a range of academic tip sheets available which may help you in your academic writing.  Click on the hyperlink to view these.


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