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Academic Writing Tips & Resources

This subject guide is designed to help Koç University students on various types of academic writing issues that may be encountered as they work through their courses, including writing research papers, essays, literature reviews and more.

Essay Writing

"There are different academic writing types: thesis, dissertation, article and essay. The first three types are scientific papers which can be evaluated under "scholarly discipline". It has been given by the online dictionary "Merriam-Webster" (2020) as "an analytic or interpretative literary composition usually dealing with its subject from a limited or personal view". 

Essays may involve some scientific information. However, it is not something full of scientific information. The writer has more freedom to share his/her opinions than an academic article."

*Tomak, B. (2021). Introduction to academic writing : from theory to practice . Ankara : Pegem Akademi.