Even though speaking and writing are both means of conveying information to people, there are some differences between them. One reason for this is that most academic writing demands more formality and regularity than informal speaking does. It is always important to evaluate your writing for formality.
When Writing Informally...
It is always important to read over your work aloud after completing it to smooth it out and check for mistakes. Always keep your message clear to your reader, remember your audience, and maintain one tone throughout your paper. Remember that each professor grades differently, so it is crucial to be clear with them about what they want and allow in a paper.
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