Episode 54: Common Mistakes in Academic Writing: Using Passive Voice


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This week I wanted to get into a topic that I see students struggling with in the essays that they send me and that is, using the passive voice in writing. Some students generally overuse this point because they think it makes their writing more formal and academic, but the truth is it doesn't have that effect. Listen to the full episode to learn what you shouldn't do and why and when you can use the passive voice.

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