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Fine-tuning your academic vocabulary

Other features of academic writing

  • You should use more nouns (and noun phrases) and less verbs.
  • You should be specific. Avoid words that have a general meaning, such as thing.
  • You should avoid emotional language.
  • You should be concise. Writing more words than you need (for example, because you want to reach the minimum word count) does not improve the quality of your writing.

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