In this lesson, you will learn how to use formal English; what language to avoid and why you should avoid it.

What is Academic Language?

Academic language is a more formal use of grammar and vocabulary.  Words or sentences we often use everyday can make our ideas seem weak and unattractive.

To write a strong paper, we should avoid using the following forms.  That does not mean we cannot use them, but we should avoid using them as much as possible.

In the academic world, if we want to persuade others, our language must be strong.

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