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Academic Writing

Information designed to assist students in identifying different types of academic writing, and the purpose behind each.

Learning to Read

One of the most important and useful skills you can have as you begin your college studies is the ability to read and understand many different types of academic or scholarly writing.  Each different type - critical analysis, literature review, research paper ect. - has a specific purpose and is characterized by specific structural elements.  Learning to differentiate between types of academic writing, to determine HOW a scholarly text was written and WHY it was written in that way, will allow you to better understand what you're reading and will give you a foundation upon which to build your own academic writing.

Format Styles - Other Libguides to Consult

Writing & Tutoring Help at Bowie

Smith Vidal Literacy & Language Center

Location:  Martin Luther King Jr. Building, Room 251
Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm Mon. - Fri.

Writing Center Contacts