There are some really common everyday words that it is best to avoid in academic writing. Three of them are:
- "Get", - "Like", - "Thing"
Try to find ways to avoid these words.
The problem is that they are too vague, and also they can be used too often. In everyday speech this is not a problem, but in academic writing it is not reliable.
For example, "Get" has many different meanings and this could confuse readers: