WRITING / Voice

Voice - in writing

Academic voice in writing is...

the ultimate goal of an academic writer and is hard to achieve. Hence, it only features in the exceptional and very good bands of academic grades (65+ % range). Having a clear writer’s voice involves:

  1. Taking a nuanced stance,
  2. Selecting and reporting evidence (data or sources) critically,
  3. Interpreting evidence to support your stance
  4. Choosing a persuasive structure for your argument,
  5. Integrating the evidence into your argument, with the appropriate signals,
  6. Using your own words.

 

How to create voice

Language plays a significant part in voice:

Adjectives: significant / potential / important / instrumental /

Verbs: may / can / could / seems to / tends to / claims / to justify / argues

Adverbs: very / systematically / considerably / precisely /  

Evaluation phrases: fails to acknowledge / provides substantial evidence /