Session 4

Academic Writing 1 – Academic vocabulary

Welcome to our Academic Writing course! On these pages we'll bring you the essential knowledge and skills you need to be an effective writer in your study life. Over 10 units we'll show you how to write: effective paragraphs, assignments and exam papers; posts to online discussion groups, projects and presentations – and much more!

In this first session we look at getting the basics right and help you activate your academic vocabulary!

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    Activity 2
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Activity 2

Which words are unsuitable?

Identify the inappropriate words and phrases

So now you're able to spot words and phrases that are not completely suitable for academic use – but what about in a sentence. Let's test how good you are at spotting the words and phrases in these sentences that shouldn't be there.

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To do

In each of these sentences, one word or phrase is unsuitable for British academic writing. See if you can spot them with this activity.

Which words are unsuitable?

5 Questions

In each of these sentences, one word or phrase is unsuitable for British academic writing. Can you identify these words?

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Academic writing has to be high quality and it's complicated. But that doesn't mean we should neglect the basics! Go to the next activity to work on the spellings of some key academic words and get our tips for recording academic vocabulary successfully.

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