6 Asking for help
Writing in a formal, academic style rarely comes naturally. Like other skills, learning to write in your own words and developing your own academic voice takes time and practice. Think back to a skill you already have – whether karate, baking or playing an instrument – you are likely to have needed help on your journey from being a beginner to being proficient.
Use the following interactive figure to explore potential sources of help for writing in your own words.