ACADEMIC WRITING

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ACADEMIC WRITING by Mind Map: ACADEMIC WRITING

1. PART ONE

1.1. BASIC GRAMAR RULES

1.1.1. ONE

1.1.1.1. WRITE COMPLETE SENTENCES

1.1.1.1.1. CAPITAL LETTER

1.1.1.1.2. END WITH A FULL STOP

1.1.1.1.3. CONTAIN A VERB

1.1.2. TWO

1.1.2.1. SUBJETS AND VERBS MUST AGREE

1.1.3. THREE

1.1.3.1. USE APPROPIATE PUNCTUATION

1.1.3.1.1. COMMA (,)

1.1.3.1.2. DASHES/HYPHENS ( / , - )

1.1.3.1.3. EXCLAMATION MARKS (!)

1.1.3.1.4. COLONS (:)

1.1.3.1.5. QUESTION MARKS (?)

1.1.3.1.6. FULL STOPS (.)

1.1.3.1.7. SEMI-COLONS (;)

1.1.4. FOUR

1.1.4.1. USE RIGHT VOCABULARY

1.1.5. FIVE

1.1.5.1. USE THE APOSTROPHE CORRECTLY

1.1.5.1.1. POSSESSIVE CASE

1.1.5.1.2. CONTRACTION

2. CONVENTIONS IN ACADEMIC WRITING

2.1. STYLE CONVENTIONS

2.1.1. NUMBERS AND DATES

2.1.1.1. NUMBERS BELOW 100 ARE WRITTEN

2.1.1.2. NUMBERS ABOVE 100 ARE PRESENTED WITH DIGITS

2.1.1.3. DATES ARE WRITTEN AS: DAY/MONTH/YEAR

2.1.1.4. CENTURIES ARE SPELT WITHOUT CAPITALS

2.1.1.5. DECADES MAY BE REFERED BY NAME OR NUMBER

2.1.2. CAPITALS

2.1.2.1. THEY ARE USED FOR:

2.1.2.1.1. PROPER NOUNS

2.1.2.1.2. HOLIDAYS' NAMES

2.1.2.1.3. GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES

2.1.2.1.4. PUBLIC THOROUGHFARES

2.1.2.1.5. IMPORTANT EVENTS

2.1.2.1.6. TRADE NAMES

2.1.2.1.7. JOURNALS TITLES

2.1.2.1.8. BOOKS TITLES (ONLY FIST LETTER)

2.1.3. PRINT ENHACEMENTS

2.1.3.1. DO NOT ABUSE OF THE QUOTATION .

2.1.4. ABREVIATIONS

2.1.4.1. IN FORMAL ENGLISH DO NOT USE ABREVIATIONS

2.1.5. TYPING AND SPELLING

2.1.5.1. CHECK EVERYTHING YOU WRITE TWICE

2.2. TONE CONVENTIONS

2.2.1. USE FORMAL WRITING

2.2.2. AVOID CLICHÉS

2.2.3. USE RELIABLE SOURCES

2.2.4. KNOW HOW TO USE TECNICAL LANGUAGE

2.2.5. USE IMPERSONAL WRITING

2.3. FORMING ARGUMENTS

2.3.1. MAKE SURE PARAGRAPHS DON'T REPEAT INFORMATION