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I was wondering if you can begin a sentence with "no matter what". Is it ok, or how could we make it sound more academic ?
"No matter what kind of text you are supposed to write – be it a comment, an argumentative essay, an analysis of a literary text, a characterisation etc. – you should always outline the structure of your text BEFORE starting to write."
I think it's fine. You could also say "Regardless of..."
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.