The five reasons for using academic vocabulary are down the left side of the table below, and on the right are some examples of what this means in your writing.
|Don't say more than you can.||Hedging / Caution|
|Show you care about your work. Have credibility.||Spelling, punctuation, presentation|
|Things are complicated, try to be clear - for you and the reader.||Complete words / Full sentences / No slang / Technical terms / Linking|
|Try to be universal.||Use 3rd person / Objective / Generalisable|
|Say what you mean.||Choose your.words carefully|
Drag the blue boxes on the right to the correct empty box in the middle. (If you prefer, there is a text-based version of this activity at the bottom of the page.)
Text-based version of the above activity.