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.
Academic writing needs to show your own work and reference sources accurately. Failure to do this may result in academic misconduct.
Academic Misconduct: Any conduct by a student in relation to academic work that is dishonest or unfair and includes, but is not limited to:
Read more here: Academic Misconduct RulesIt is important to maintain academic integrity for all your work. For more information please refer to the TEQSA Guidance Note
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