INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING
WHAT IS ACADEMIC WRITING?
Academic writing is a form of writing that is formal, objective and technical.
It avoids casual or conversational language such as contractions (e.g.: isn’t,
doesn’t, wouldn’t) or informal vocabulary (e.g.: live vs. reside, set up vs.
establish, hopeless vs. futile).
2. Objective (Impersonal):
It avoids direct references to people or feelings and emphasises on objects, facts
It uses vocabulary that is specific to an academic discipline such as business,
humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences .
For example, phoneme, morpheme, constituent, thematic role, etymon are the
technical vocabulary used in linguistics (or the scientific study of language) which
is a branch of the humanities.
Updated:: 04/01/2022 [n_farrid]
Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan