Academic writing is a privileged profession in today’s world, one which requires requisite skill set and thorough knowledge. A wide range of genres from psychology, law, medicine, technology, chemistry and mathematics (and many others) require skilled academic writers in professional houses, as well as freelance writers for delivering contents. There is however, a guide to perform: some basic set of skills and practices required to observe, but is not mandatory, for portraying a perfect mix of skill and in depth materials in writing works.
The concepts of these guides are not a result of sudden intuitive origins; instead these are dedicated to the very nature of humans when it comes to projection of concentration and skills. These guides to a successful academic writer have been briefed in as detailed way as possible:
- Authentic Thinking: Academic writing demands a whole new range of thinking abilities for construction of a work, which will stand out amidst other writing works. As an example, many writers rely on existing articles and change a part of it to give a new look, when it essentially is the same old one. Thought it cannot be argued that an entirely new text can be generated for a common topic, a new angle of viewing at the topic might serve the purpose. But for this to occur, academic writers must have a detailed knowledge about works of the same genre.
- Solid Understanding and In-depth Knowledge: Before even starting to write, writers must know everything there is to know about a genre. Sound concepts and comprehensions written by writers having authentic contents are a must read for aspiring academic writers. One can even refer to works of renowned research organizations for better insight.
- Sound Argument and Transparent Structure: Academic writing demands the texts should have sound logic and arguments, and should be transparent in defining all angles of a genre. Opaque, blurry areas are often deemed non-productive and can create shortfalls in long run. Readers referring to an opaque text may not gather clear insight about the genre.
- Avoid Useless Information: Writers often try to fill in voids with information which is either not at par with the genre, or holds no significance with respect to the topic. This distracts readers and should be avoided if maximum readership is intended.
- Remarkable use of Language: A rather extensive vocabulary is quintessential for construction of a quality work; from the perspective of a reader, sentences should be easily understood without having the need to read it twice. The whole text must have a smooth flow, with no random jumping all over the place. Careless errors in spellings and grammar should be watched out for in academic writing works.
- Background Knowledge: A lot of background work must be carried out in going through details than is covered by the genre of respective topics. Dedicated academic writers have a habit of going through all works that is available and going way off the trails of their genres to gather as much data as they should require putting a classic piece together.
Beside all these, some more areas need focus while writing:
- Balanced Argument: The argument generated in the text should not be biased; instead both favorable views as well as shortcoming must be mentioned. Biased arguments tend to generate blurry judgments in readers.
- Liberal Quotes: Academic writings can be made more informative and entertaining by use liberal quotations from authentic texts and writers. All of these should be mentioned clearly to reveal the authenticity of such quotes.
- Inclusion of Images and Diagrams: Inclusion of a full set of academic citations like images and diagrams in related to the text can influence readers to look deeper into the work, thus making such writings a success.