Five Myths About Academic Writing
students believe one or more of the following misconceptions:
Most professors don't really care
about writing (and they shouldn't!)
Every professor has different
expectations; they're all crazy!
Academic writing is supposed to consist of big,
The best way to write is to wait, think, and worry until
the last minute, then submit the the
first draft as a final draft.
I can't tell how good my paper
is until I see the grade.
Click on each of the above myths to understand the reasons for
these frequent students misconceptions and effective responses
by professors across the curriculum. These suggestions are based
on the classroom practices of some of UofH's best professors,
and they require only minimal class time and correcting time.