Academic writing style
Could anyone please recommend a list of academic writing styles?
I'm not sure what you are interested in knowing. As far as writing styles go, 'academic' usually refers to a way of writing that uses primarily prescriptive grammar rules and uses a number of transitional words and phrases.
Academic writing style is impersonal and, as such, does not often permit the use of the personal pronouns, 'I', 'you', 'we' (or their objective forms, 'me', 'you', 'us'). It also often uses passive contructions to separate information and actions from the actors. This has the effect of emphasising the results or information. For example,
The U.S. government is implementing a new law to protect health care for children. (active voice)
A new U.S. law is being enacted to protect health care services for children. (passive voice)
Other stylistic characteristics will depend on the field for which you are writing. If you are writing for a particular class, it is a good idea to ask the instructor which format is preferred for essays.
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