Obviously, the second way of phrasing the idea is much more appropriate
for your university assignment. This unit on Academic Writing will focus
on the aspects of language that are significant for writing at university.
It will also help you to apply this knowledge to your own writing.
Written language can be seen to vary on a continuum of formality from
extremely informal text which is reminiscent of spoken language to highly
formal or academic texts. Many factors contribute to the formality or
informality of a text; major influences include the degree to which academic
words, academic structures and academic conventions are used.
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The use of ACADEMIC WORDS includes factors such as:
The use of ACADEMIC CONVENTIONS includes factors such as:
The use of ACADEMIC STRUCTURES includes factors such as:
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