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Chapter 6: Grammar, Punctuation and Conventions of Academic Writing

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Grammar, Punctuation and Conventions of Academic Writing
Grammar, Punctuation and Conventions of Academic Writing

In this chapter we examine the style of academic writing required in order for you to be successful with your thesis. We look at gender-neutral language, and at some of the conventions of grammar and punctuation. We also discuss how you can use digital-based methods for quotations and referencing.

Study Strategies
  • When reading academic books or theses, make a list of the non-English expressions you encounter. If you do not know the meaning, then consult a dictionary. If you are not familiar with the phrase, then the chances are that many other readers were in the same position. For each term or expression, try to develop a straightforward English alternative. Which do ...

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