Writing tip #6: How to convince your reader

When writing an academic paper, you need to convince your reader of the outcome of your research. This can be achieved by fulfilling certain academic criteria such as adding a literature review and a proper use of sources. But the argumentation in your paper is of essential importance as well.

Good arguments

You will need good arguments in order to convince your reader. To check whether your arguments are convincing enough, underline statements you make in your paper. Then, check the argumentation you use to support these statements. Is this argumentation strong enough to convince the reader of your statement?


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Last Modified: 18-01-2016