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Academic Writing & Critical Thinking
Writing skills and strategies go a long way towards producing excellent work. However, without a clear understanding of the concepts and skills of academic writing and critical thinking, students progressing in their higher education may not achieve the level of work required.
Writing and academic writing are two different concepts. One may be a skilled writer but not skilled at academic writing. Conversely, one may be skilled at academic writing but need improvement in their writing skills. Briefly, writing skills include spelling, grammar, sentence structure, composition, transitions, APA, etc. Academic writing requires a specific style, synthesis, proper citations, and critical thinking.
Resources in this section focus on the latter. Within your programs you will work with your instructor on improving these skills. Becoming skilled in academic writing and critical thinking enhances your ability to be published in the future.