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Hedging in Academic Writing

An important feature of academic/scientific writing is the concept of ‘hedging’ (also known as a cautious or vague language). Whenever you claim something, you need to decide about your stance …

Moderation and Mediation

Both terms are frequently encountered in research papers, textbooks and many reading materials students need to read at university. Unfortunately, students frequently misunderstand, misinterpret and simply confuse them. This confusion …

Tutor Feedback on Essays

I have recently read a short paper titled ‘An Exploration of Tutor Feedback on Essays and the Development of a Feedback Guide’ by Anthea Wilson from The Open University in …