"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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