Some Musing on Academic Writing

I’ve been on the look-out for good tips on academic writing. Here are a couple of interesting links I found:

1. Ten tips for improving academic writing. These tips are not just about the act of writing, but also about life as a writer and researcher. Taking a break is as much a part of the writing process as setting aside large blocks of uninterrupted time for writing work.

2. Grammatical Features Common in Academic Writing. I don’t think this article means to imply that we should all rush out and make sure these grammatical features are a part of our academic writing. Some of these features make the writing less readable in my experience. Seeing the list of grammatical features that set academic writing apart from other kinds of writing is quite helpful though. It shines a light on some practices that may not be helpful.