What two of the UR Writing Fellows and Tutors usually find problematic with an author's voice



"Usually, the voice is not the author's true voice and as a result it becomes muddled and makes the paper confusing. Also, some authors try too hard to use their own voice and the paper becomes too colloquial and informal."
Todd Ferrante, senior Writing Tutor


"Students tend to overuse colloquial phrases. Oftentimes, their paragraphs would be great if they were giving a speech. But, their work is supposed to be for academic writing -- which doesn't work."
Anne Bolton, senior Writing Fellow


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