The Perils of ‘Internetese’ and the Demands of Academic Writing

For most students the essays they submit during their time at university will be the most important pieces of writing they ever compose. Unfortunately, too many students fail to realise that the standards of writing required for such assignments are far more demanding than anything they will be familiar with from school or college. Labouring under the illusion that what counts is what they write rather than how they write it, many students fail to achieve the grades they aspire to simply because their level of academic English is not up to scratch.