Answered By: Shawna Burtis
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2019     Views: 6

To ensure clear communication, use Academic American English when writing your essay. Students at Walden University follow APA style and formatting when writing, and one aspect of APA is that spelling should adhere to American English standards as demonstrated in Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Assessors are most experienced with communication in Academic American English, so using this discourse is the best way to ensure that your ideas are clear and grammar and mechanics fit expected standards. To learn more about writing in Academic American English, view this Writing Center webinar: Practical Tips to Successfully Write in Academic American English.

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