For any academic paper to be written excellently, there are a number of things that you should put into consideration. Outlined below are some of the parts of an academic paper that you should handle adequate for an excellent academic paper.
- Structuring of an Essay
Before exploring the micro issues of academic writing, i.e grammar and punctuation, it is important to consider addressing the macro issues of the same, especially on how to structure your essay. Whereas your punctuation, as well as grammar can be improved with time, structuring an essay can be an immediate action that you can learn within a short time. Essay structure refers to a number of steps that you have to go through while writing your academic essay in order to address all concerns of the essay. Do not forget to check my NEXT post for STRUCTURE OF AN ESSAY.
- Parts of Speech
Sentences are built by different words, with each word having a definite role within the sentence. The diverse roles of the words in a sentence are referred to as parts of speech. Thus, for better sentence structure and meaning, it is important that you understand how parts of speech are used in sentences. As such, make sure that you are familiar with basic parts of speech such as verbs, adjectives, nouns, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions. I know that these are simple things that you were taught since your childhood; however, few people never know the worth of emphasizing on parts of speech in your writing.
- Punctuation and Grammar
Punctuating your sentences should not be the cause of much fear as many people out there think. However, punctuation involves a dozen things and guidelines are quite simple that you ought to master. Punctuation is all about marks within a sentence that once omitted the sentence changes its meaning. The misuse of punctuation is one of the major problems that are evident in academic writing. Good punctuation is significant in any form of writing because it enhances clarity between words used in sentences. A practical example of misuse of punctuation can be related to talking while with a mouthful of food; you will obscure and obstruct the intended meaning.
Apart from grammatical errors, many individuals find themselves making mistakes in their essays because of poor decision-making and lack of practice. Employing reasoning in academic writing will allow you to relate better decision-making skills with structure, argumentation, and presentation.