Two UWC-produced videos that offer advice regarding academic style:

Part I

0:00 - Academic style introduction
1:38 - Point of view: writing in first and third person and positioning yourself in relation to your academic audience
3:40 - Active v. passive voice: understanding the difference between them, and when and why to choose one over the other
7:15 - Information flow: helping readers to move from what they already know to what they need to know

Part II

0:00 - Objectivity: how to seem and be objective
3:33 - Strength of claims: avoiding generalizations and qualifying claims
5:27 - Verb choice: choosing precise, one-word, academic verbs
6:23 - Concision: eliminating wordiness and using the "paramedic method"

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