In general, academic writing at postgraduate level will involve using clear, formal and appropriate language, avoiding colloquialisms and generalisations, and structuring your writing in a logical and objective way. It is crucial that you attribute ideas accurately, reference effectively and in an appropriate style, and demonstrate a deep and critical engagement with the ideas you are studying.
The precise format of the writing might vary depending on what you are producing: the style of an essay, for example, will differ slightly from a report or a presentation. But regardless of what you are writing, the core features are the same: clear language, attribution of ideas, an objective and analytic approach.
Other resources on subject-specific academic writing include:
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