Conventions of the academic writing genre include writing clearly and with correct grammar, punctuating according to the format required, using words precisely, avoiding long complex sentences, being consistent (with spelling, tenses'past, present and future'and active and passive voice), explaining and minimising jargon, limiting slang and colloquial language, and avoiding ambiguity. The level of formality of your writing varies with your audience. Following these conventions will help you get your message across, engage your readers and avoid confusion. Readers should be able to focus on your message.
|Title of host publication||Communicating in the health sciences|
|Place of Publication||South Melbourne, VIC|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||13|
|Edition||Third / 6|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|