Structuring your text

Structuring your text

Writing with a pen

Some texts, such as lecture notes, shopping lists and diary entries, we write only for ourselves to read. When we write academically, on the other hand, we have to make sure our audience can read and understand our text as well. It is therefore important to have a clear purpose or goal for the text, which you must always keep in mind, whether it is an assignment or a problem statement of your own choosing.

Once you know what you are going to do, you can start structuring your text, for example by using the IMRaD model, so that you remember to include everything you need in a logical order. It is also important that your text flows well, so that the different sections follow each other in a way that makes sense. An academic text is also always related to other academic texts, which is why it is important to be aware of how you cite and use sources.

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