Here I offer 9 tips to get you writing formally for university. Also, I include an activity for you to practice the lessons learned.
I explore why hedging (i.e. using tentative or cautious language) improves your grades in academic writing. Also, try my practice activity for hedging.
Writing objectively attracts better grades for most uni assignments. Here, I explain objective writing and I give you the 5 keys to writing objectively.
In this article, I discuss why and how I use the editing software Grammarly. Also, I compare the free versus paid versions in simple terms.
The top 50 instruction words (plus their meanings) used by Australian universities. Also, I offer links to Australian universities’ instruction word lists.
Credible sources are reliable and trustworthy. Here, I give you my 6-point checklist for credible sources. Also, practice with this simple yes/no activity.
I cover the 3 standard verb tenses for citing sources vs the APA’s unique requirements. Also, I provide a list of verbs you can use for citing authors.
Should you use the active or passive voice in academic writing? Also, I offer links to written statements on the issue by Australia’s leading universities.
Why and how you must remove phrasal verbs from your thesis. Tip: Here I’ll also show you how to choose the best-fit substitute for your phrasal verb.
Making your thesis sentences specific results in better grades. Tip: I’ll also show you how to make your sentences specific when you don’t know how to.
Get better grades writing from notes than by paraphrasing. Tip: Here I’ll give you 3 important tips about sourcing your texts during the note-taking stage.
Here are the ESL beginner level words you need to stop using in academic writing. Tip: Here I teach you how to quickly find and remove all of them.
Wordiness clouds the key point of your sentence and brings your grade down. Tip: Here I show you how to remove redundant words and reduce wordiness in turn.