Category: Academic Writing

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How to write a thesisHow to write a thesis

In academic writing, there is one thing that is critical to your graduation. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student of  an undergraduate program or a graduate program.

Which requirement am I talking about? The requirement of writing a thesis / dissertation (for graduate students) or a final year project (for undergraduate students).

For some reason or other, a thesis scares students unlike other subjects. They think they won’t be able to write it. They think they won’t be able to do a good job in it. That they will lose their marks, and their grade point average will decrease.

Why do they think like that?

It’s because they don’t know the contents of a thesis and the procedure of writing a thesis.

It’s because nobody taught them how to write a thesis in the most efficient way possible.

It’s because they were pressured by knowledge from seniors, well-meaning professors, and others that doing a thesis is tough.

But I say: it’s not that tough. So here is the Writers’ Treasure article designed to bust the myths and impart real knowledge about the basics of thesis or dissertation writing. Grab some tea / coffee, and meet me after the break…


How to Excel at Academic Writing – Five Tips for SuccessHow to Excel at Academic Writing – Five Tips for Success

This is a guest post by Sandesh Deshkar. If you want to guest post for Writers’ Treasure, click here to contact me and send your ideas.

There are few students or academic professionals who would not like to be experts in academic writing. To excel at academic writing is important especially as an impressive academic paper can help you get good and even great grades or reviews.

However, it is a well-known fact that academic writing is difficult and it takes a lot of time and effort to perfect this art. In fact, if you try to get your academic paper published in reputable journals, then you must be prepared to spend hours to just understand the intricacies of formatting and styling.  This article intends to help you learn and understand some basic tips that will help you enter the list of published academic authors.

So these are the five tips to ensure success in academic writing…

How to Write an Essay — Part IHow to Write an Essay — Part I

Anyone can write an essay, right?

Of course anyone can.

Anyone can write an essay — it is true. Even a 10-year-old can write one (well, I wrote them in school those days). But how about writing a good essay. A good essay is effective. It has a purpose. It is written with correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. It has an idea in it. And it is a pleasure to read.

In An Introduction to Academic Writing I wrote some pointers on how to write essays. Let’s face it, though, they were very basic and those tips were, after all, just an ‘introduction.’ How about the full stuff?

So how do you write these types of essays? Is it insanely hard? Or ridiculously easy?


An Introduction to Academic Writing – Part IIAn Introduction to Academic Writing – Part II

Read Part I of this post.

After learning the basics of essay writing, today let’s look at story writing, dialogue writing and informal letter writing. All three are taught to us from an early age, with the exception of dialogue writing, which doesn’t come until middle school. Anyway, let’s begin!

Informal Letter Writing

The best resource I can give for anyone wanting to learn more about letter writing is Letter Writing 101, but here are some pointers on how to write informal letters:


An Introduction to Academic WritingAn Introduction to Academic Writing

Remember those essays and letters you had to write in school? Some people hated writing them, but others liked doing it. Essay writing, letter writing, story writing and dialogue writing all constitute the term academic writing.

Problem was, academic writing didn’t allow much creativity. Topics were already given. You had to have an outline. You had to keep your voice formal and precise. You had to have an introduction, three paragraphs of body and a conclusion. You were not allowed to go off topic. You were not allowed to do anything unusual or unconventional.

And you wondered why you couldn’t write anything at all.

Today, let’s forget the pain of academic writing and instead make it a joy to write. Today, we will study what essays and letters are, and how to write them effortlessly and with fun. So let’s start!