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  • How to use Simple Present Tense in your Introduction Section
  • Simple present tense is also frequently used in literature reviews, and carries a strong implication when it is used. Simple present tense is used either to describe knowledge that is so widely accepted that it is no longer disputed, to refer to findings that apply generally (not just to specific studies), or to refer to ongoing debates. Put another way, simple present tense should be used when you are confident about particular knowledge, when you are confident that knowledge is correct for all situations, or when a debate is as yet unresolved. ...
  • Types of acronyms in academic writing
  • In English and many other languages, there are many different kinds of shortened words, created to save space or reduce word count, or for quicker writing, reading, or speaking. These are generally called “abbreviations”, but there are many different kinds, all working in different ways. Many are outside the scope of this chapter, and you’re probably quite familiar with them already. The acronym is only one type of abbreviation and, as we’ll see, there are many different kinds of acronym too. You probably won’t need to remember the names of all thes...