Useful introduction to the features of academic style (formal vocabulary; being objective) with practice activities.
This book takes you through the whole process of academic writing from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading.
This resource will help you write clearly by eliminating unecessary words and rearranging your phrases.
This site presents ways of using 'cautious' language to help you make your writing more objective.
This well-structured and comprehensive site takes you through the features of academic writing including being formal, analytical, clear and logical. A thorough introduction to academic style with exercises.
Useful formal academic expressions organised in lists.
Language - Academic style
- Make a note of new or specialist vocabulary when you are reading.
- Consider the audience for your writing and adjust the vocabulary.
- Supports your point.
- Flows in your writing.
- Uses paraphrase as well as quotation.
- Is referenced correctly.
- Paragraphs should have one clear topic and stick with it.
- Consider the visual effect of your writing – are the paragraphs clear?
- Avoid overlong sentences.
- Leave time to revise and redraft.