Presenting Research, Visual Literacy, & Critical Thinking
This module covers the basics of using information and presenting it to others.
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Academic writing is:
Academic writing is clear, concise, focused, structured, and backed up by evidence. Its purpose is to aid the reader’s understanding.
It has a formal tone and style, but it is not complex and does not require the use of long sentences and complicated vocabulary.
Each subject discipline will have certain writing conventions, vocabulary, and types of discourse that you will become familiar with over the course of your degree. However, there are some general characteristics of academic writing that are relevant across all disciplines.
Annotated bibliographies are lists of resources that include an evaluative summary of each resource. More than just a summary of the article, annotated bibliographies give you a chance to critique the resources you're finding. They can also help you determine whether your research question is viable. Take a look at some of the resourcs on this page to help you write a strong annotated bibliography!