Checklist: Academic writing

Academic writing is a formal style of writing used in universities and scholarly publications. When writing an essay, research paper, proposal, thesis, or dissertation, you have to use academic style.

Use this checklist to make sure you’ve followed academic conventions in style, tone, and structure.

Checklist: Academic writing

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Shona McCombes

Shona has a bachelor's and two master's degrees, so she's an expert at writing a great thesis. She has also worked as an editor and teacher, working with students at all different levels to improve their academic writing.