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Academic Writing

For help with writing, research, bibliographies, and formatting.

Writing Resources

These resources will help you with writing in your courses at Hallmark University. 

Academic writing refers to a style of expression that researchers use to define the intellectual boundaries of their disciplines and specific areas of expertise. Characteristics of academic writing include a formal tone, use of the third-person rather than first-person perspective (usually), a clear focus on the research problem under investigation, and precise word choice.


Adapted from Academic Writing. Writing Center. Colorado Technical College; Hartley, James. Academic Writing and Publishing: A Practical Guide. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Active vs. Passive Voice

Succinct Writing