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Academic Writing Guide: Essays, Reports & other forms of Academic writing

Tips for Writing

 Analyse:    examine in detail, showing pros and cons  Assess:    weigh up the value of and give a judgement  Compare:    show the similarities between two given items  Contrast:    point out all the differences between items  Criticise:    show both the good and bad points  Define:    give the exact meaning.  Describe:   give a detailed account of    Explain:   make really clear, possibly giving and reason. Explore:   examine from various standpoints, showing the implications . Outline:    give the main points of . Summarise:    give a brief account of   (Rose, 2001, pp. 90-91).

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Essays and other Academic Writing guides

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