The Academic Phrasebank The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing. Being concise and focused Writing concisely and clearly is a key element of successful writing. This Purdue site has good examples of what to avoid and advice on how to write concisely. Being objective-Using 'cautious' language This site presents ways of using 'cautious' language to help you make your writing more objective. Academic Style Useful introduction to the features of academic style (formal vocabulary; being objective) with practice activities.