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particular style of expression that researchers use to
define the intellectual boundaries of their disciplines and
their areas of expertise
certain characteristics of academic writing;
use of the third-person rather than first-person perspective (usually)
a clear focus on the research problem under investigation
precise word choice.
Like specialist languages adopted in other professions, such as, law or medicine, academic writing is designed to convey agreed meaning about complex ideas or concepts for a group of scholarly experts.
Academic Writing. Writing Center. Colorado Technical College; Hartley, James. Academic Writing and Publishing: A Practical Guide. New York: Routledge, 2008.
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