The ability to write academically is another crucial skill and it is important to spend time planning and editing your writing in addition to focusing on the subject which you are studying.
Academic writing is a style of writing which is quite formal. It is different from the style which you use to communicate with friends and different from that which you read in newspapers.
Academic writing must follow a particular structure depending on what you are writing; it should also contain technical/subject specific vocabulary. This does not mean that academic writing should be complex; rather, it should be concise, precise and contain references to academic sources to support any statements/viewpoints which are expressed. Different types of academic writing tasks require different structures, such as: reports, essays or dissertations.
Plan all academic writing and allow time for editing
Be confident with the structure of your piece of work
Make a note of references as you are researching
Use references to support your view
Use concise and clear language