The Three Cardinal Sins Every Academic Writer Should Avoid

Last Updated: July 8, 2023


Cardinal sins in academic writing are sins that will lead to the suspension of your client from school.

1. Plagiarism

Plagiarism refers to copying work by other authors and passing it as your own.

A paper is plagiarized if you copy 3+ words from another writer without proper citation.

How to avoid plagiarism:

Most academic writing companies have inbuilt plagiarism checkers

Plagiarism Checker in an Academic Writing Account

If the academic writing company you are working for does not have an in-house plagiarism checker check out


Just google plagiarism checker and try out the hundreds of available options.

If you don’t have an Academic Writing Account. Start by reading our how to open an academic writing blog post.

3. Bad Grammar

Your client will not be suspended for writing a paper with bad grammar. He/ she will, however, get a bad grade.

Trust me, when your customer fails an assignment, forget about getting additional work from her.

Fortunately, it is quite easy to avoid grammar mistakes.

In the proofreading step (step 6 of writing an academic writing account) we will discuss how to use Microsoft Word spelling & grammar checker together with the Grammarly app to avoid bad grammar.

4. Late order

Assignments come with deadlines. A client will lose marks on a late essay.

In the worst-case scenario, the assignment will be rejected by the tutor.

Consequences of a late order (from bad to Worst):

Lesson: Avoid late orders at all costs.