As an academic writer, a student for that matter who is seeking to complete a graduate degree then writing in a mature nature that shows your level of education is important. The writer is expected to provide an analytical overview of the chosen literature which will be published on your topic. If the audience knows less about the subject matter, then it should be more instructional. In most cases, the student-teacher scenario, the audience knows more than you do. In that case, the aim is to demonstrate familiarity with the topic and above all understanding.

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Writing does not come easily to everyone. When it comes down to writing for a particular top or subject matter, it becomes even harder. Even for good writers. It involves changing your mindset and putting yourself in the shoes of someone else. This cannot be taken for granted. One needs to be alert, sensitive to both the reader and the new perspective they have taken. I have listed some points that can help you become a better legal writer and avoid some embarrassments.

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If you are an avid writer, then it is safe to assume you have heard of Grammarly. You have probably used it too and added it as an extension to your web browser to check your spelling and grammar. In my experience, it has been very helpful and does the basics. Corrects my spelling, adds a hyphen here and there. It also makes to help me phrase a statement correct and generally I can avoid embarrassment among my readers using Grammarly.

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Postgrad students rely on their supervisors for help and support. They ask for guidance and direction in their writing and experiments. The supervisor provides correction and even becomes a mentor in the process. Offering advises on how to navigate postgrad life and its challenges. Students pursuing postgraduate education often have to overcome a number of overwhelming situations. The support of family, friends, peers and their supervisors help them to stay focused and on track. However, not all supervisor relationships are positive.

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Level of research

Research can be done without having a postgraduate degree. Depending on the level of research you want to do, a research can be conducted at an undergraduate level satisfactorily. One can be a research assistant with a graduate degree or a research associate with a master’s degree. However, if you want to join the ranks of being a research fellow or scientist, then a postgraduate degree is necessary. At this level, you command greater research skills to produce better quality work, that will ensure postgraduate pay for the level of work that you are doing.

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