Solutions to Avoiding Bad Academic Writing

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Solutions to Avoiding Bad Academic Writing By Jason Beneby Northcentral University Abstract
This paper will assess the writing process and offer an explanation of how academic professionals process what is good academic writing, what are common mistakes made by academic writers, common criticisms against poor academic writing, and solutions how to avoid poor academic writing. The paper will discuss how academic professionals develop ideas, and go about expressing those ideas to their peers. The paper will also explain how academic professionals use complex information to explain simple ideas and phenomena, and how the use of such complex words, is often perceived as unnecessary jargon and nonsensical to those outside the scientific community. The paper will also provide an example of how writing has become so predictable, that one author purposely submitted a flawed paper, just to have the published as proof that academic writing had fallen to new lows. Finally the paper will offer possible solutions that would help writers avoid the pitfalls that lead to poor academic writing. Keywords: jargon, academic, incomprehensible, phenomena Solutions to Avoiding Bad Academic Writing The practice of academic professional writing revolves around the principle of presenting researched studied information to peers for review in the academic community. It is this mindset that allows researched or theoretical information, to be presented in a context that is relevant to the target reader, by confuse to those outside the scientific community. The issue with this approach is that non academics who attempt to read the information, feel like they are reading nothing more than scientific mumbo jumbo, gibberish purposely written to exclude those outside the scientific community.

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