Academic Writing - Writing Commons "Academic Writing" was written by Joseph Moxley, University of South Florida The phrase, "Oh, that's academic!" tends to mean "Forget about it! That's boring and unimportant!" Yet that isn't what teachers mean when they ask for "academic writing." Instead, professors tend to define academic writing as research-based, objective and formal in style and tone, thesis-driven, and deductively organized (that is, where your introduction presents your argument or interpretation and forecasts the organization for the paper).
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2682: Technical English and Verbing Nouns Today, we verb a little. The Honors College at the University of Houston presents this program about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Recently I read a sentence online: “Mouse over thumbnail to enlarge.” Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad Pic Collage (free), is one of my favorite apps to use on my iPad. It creates great looking Scrapbook pages of multiple images in no time. Today, as I was planning with our first grade Hebrew teacher, how to upgrade a traditionally taught vocabulary project (creating a dictionary of their weekly vocabulary words in Hebrew), we saw the opportunity to use PicCollage with students in the classroom. (My apologies in advance for the example below is in Spanish and not in Hebrew)
References: Life Sciences In assignments, sources are referred to by the name of the author and the date of publication (the Harvard reference system), or by a number (the Vancouver reference system). About 18% of references in the Life Sciences assignments follow the numerical Vancouver system. The rest follow the Harvard system. Harvard references can be ‘integral’ or ‘non-integral’.