What is Academic Writing? - Definition & Examples


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Academic writing is:

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1. Academic writing uses:

2. In order to actively participate in academic discourse, you must:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is academic writing? What guidelines should you follow when writing academically? To pass this multiple-choice quiz, you'll need to answer these and other questions about this type of writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • A description of academic writing
  • Use(s) of academic writing
  • What to know in order to actively participate in academic discourse
  • Criteria and techniques for academic writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of academic writing
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about appropriate techniques for academic writing in a new light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about taking part in academic discourse

Additional Learning

Continue your writing studies with the lesson titled What is Academic Writing? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how to write academically
  • Review eight strategies for writing academically
  • Analyze an example of academic writing