Academic writing is different from other types of writing, and the academic writing skills that you need are different. The skills needed for academic writing can be divided into two sets; the skills to do with the writing itself and the skills needed to with everything else. Clarity In academic writing you need to be able to explain quite complex ideas or arguments and have them understood by other people, who might not be experts in the same field as you. This means that you need to write with clarity.
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Since ancient times it was believed that only highly-educated people, the elite of society, make academic writing. Academic writing courses have been introduced in almost all higher education institutions in recent years. But as practice shows, for the formation of academic writing skills requires a comprehensive approach. Numerous researches give disappointing results — most students do not cope with the tasks of writing academic essays.
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