Academic language poses a lot of challenges for both native and non-native speakers. Trust me, I’ve been there!
If you’re struggling to write your term papers, reports or dissertations because you think your writing style is too informal, you’re not alone. A lot of college students find it hard to express themselves using the right words and phrases, whether or not English is their first language. In other words, you probably know exactly what to say, but can’t figure out how.
I can help you use academic language more effectively in two different ways:
a. Click here for a post containing 70 examples of academic language organized by key word.
b. If you feel you need something more comprehensive, you might want to check out my new e-book. It’s called The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need, and it contains 600 (!) sentence frames organized around 8 thematic areas such as “establishing a research territory”, “stating the aim of your paper” and “data analysis.” At the end of each chapter, you’ll also find lots of useful grammar and vocabulary tips as well as a short quiz to help you keep track of your progress.
Thanks for reading and good luck with your academic writing!