Useful phrases for various functions in an academic text (e.g. describing methods, classifying, comparing, comparing and contrasting).
This book includes 50 easy to use, two page units which give clear explanations of formal academic vocabulary with practice exercises.
Useful book with exercises covering a wide range of topics from Academic writing to art, politics and the environment.
Unsure about the difference between 'made of' and 'made from' or 'advice' and 'advise'? This site gives explanations with practice activities.
The words selected for the AWL are words that occur frequently in academic texts in a range of subjects from Art and Design to Engineering. This website will be useful for students no matter what their field of study and includes practice exercises.
The book presents and practises hundreds of collocations (word combinations) in typical contexts to improve written and spoken English. It also includes tips on learning strategies and ways to avoid common errors.
Choosing the right vocabulary in your assignments is important. It makes your writing:
- More Accurate
The right vocabulary helps you communicate your ideas clearly and precisely.
Rather than ‘thing’ (What kind of thing?)
Use : concept, device, aspect…
Rather than ‘good’ (How good?)
Use : reliable, striking, effective…
- More Professional
The right vocabulary creates an academic style that gives the reader confidence your text is serious, reliable and knowledgeable.
Rather than ‘a kind’
Use: a type, a genre, a species, a class…
Rather than ‘a picture’
Use: a graphic, a sketch, an image, a diagram …
Look at the following:
- Jacobs talks about three things that keep happening in fashion nowadays.
- Jacobs identifies three concepts that recur in current fashion.