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Academic Writing Guidelines Essay

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Academic essays should be written in a formal, academic style. This style includes:

1.Employing tentative rather than assertive language. Do this by:

▪ using possibly and probably in front of verbs and noun phrases; e.g. 'This is possibly caused by...' or   'This is probably the most important factor.'

▪ using the modal verbs may and might; e.g. 'This may be the most important factor.'


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