I was just editing tags for a question with only the “untagged” tag, and I noticed that there doesn’t seem to be an “academic-writing” tag. Given that a number of our questions seem to be about the process and contents of academic writing, this seems to be an oversight; I’m wondering if it was deliberate, or if we should create an “academic-writing” tag to cover these sorts of questions.
It looks like there is a writing tag already, with the description:
Academic writing is intended for a critical and informed audience, based on closely investigated knowledge, and posits ideas or arguments.
Would "academic-writing" be a better name or synonym for this tag? Given the nature of the site, I'm inclined to think that the "academic" qualifier is implied. After all, questions about non-academic writing wouldn't be on-topic here.
We can maybe create the tag synonyms "academic-writing" and "academic-writing-style" (for symmetry). However, the writing tag has already the synonym scientific-writing. I'm not particularly keen on having a proliferation of tags, maybe it's better to rationalize a bit on this one.