Writing skills Hedging, describing data, etc.


This section covers various skills needed for good academic writing, which are not covered elsewhere on the site.


Hedging

Hedging

Hedging, also called cautious language, is a way of softening the language by making the claims or conclusions less absolute.

Hedging, also called cautious language, is a way of softening the language by making the claims or conclusions less absolute.
Describing data

Describing data

Describing data from graphs, tables or other sources requires certain grammar and vocabulary structures.

Describing data from graphs, tables or other sources requires certain grammar and vocabulary structures.
Writing numbers

Writing numbers

Understand when to use numbers in academic writing and when to use numerals, and some exceptions to the rule.

Understand when to use numbers in academic writing and when to use numerals, and some exceptions to the rule.
Complex grammar

Complex grammar

Good writing requires an appropriate mix of different types of sentence, using both simple and complex grammar (e.g. noun clauses, adjective clauses and adverbial clauses).

Good writing requires an appropriate mix of different types of sentence, using both simple and complex grammar (e.g. noun clauses, adjective clauses and adverbial clauses).


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