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LANGUAGE USE IN
ACADEMIC WRITING
Lesson 2- ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES
CASYLOU B. MARAGGUN
OBJECTIVES:
•DETERMINE LANGUAGE STYLES IN ACADEMIC
WRITING
•DIFFERENTIATE LANGUAGE STYLE USED IN
ACADEMIC TEXTS FROM VARIOUS DISCIPLINES;
AND
•CONSTRUCT PARAGRAPHS USING ACADEMIC
LANGUAGE
LET’S RECALL
• A well-structured text enables the reader to follow the
argument and navigate the text
• A clear structure and logical flow are imperative to a
cohesive text
• Most academic texts follow established structures such
as: the three-part essay structure and the IMRaD
structure
• Structure should be considered on all levels of text so; you
will also find information on structuring paragraphs.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
• DIRECTIONS: What is the difference in the following pairs of
sentences? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER.
PAIR 1
S1:It was raining cats and dogs
S2:It was raining very heavily.
PAIR2
S3: We believe the practice is unsustainable.
S4: It is believed the practice is unsustainable.
•IT IS DIFFERENT IN VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURE
FROM THE EVERYDAY SPOKEN ENGLISH OF SOCIAL
INTERACTIONS.EACH TYPE OF COMMUNICATION
(BOTH ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL) HAS IT’S
PURPOSE, AND NEITHER IS SUPERIOR TO THE
OTHER.
DIRECTIONS:WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST
CORRECT ANSWER IN THE FOLLOWING
INSTANCES.
1. Instead of the informal ‘I have read’, use (I think, The essay has)
2. The phrase ‘turn out to be’ is informal. Instead, use (become, end up)
3. Instead of ‘paid for’, use (given,funded)
4. ‘Job’ is a little too informal.Instead write (role,gig)
5. Instead of ‘funny’use (laughable,ironic)
6. Instead of ‘picked’ out’,use (selected,taken)
7. Rather than “stand for” write (be,represent)
8. The term ‘music fans’ is informal.Instead, use (audience,goers)
9. As a substitute for ‘killing’,use (assassination,political murder)
10. Instead of ‘given off’, use (created, done)

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  • 2. OBJECTIVES: •DETERMINE LANGUAGE STYLES IN ACADEMIC WRITING •DIFFERENTIATE LANGUAGE STYLE USED IN ACADEMIC TEXTS FROM VARIOUS DISCIPLINES; AND •CONSTRUCT PARAGRAPHS USING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE
  • 3. LET’S RECALL • A well-structured text enables the reader to follow the argument and navigate the text • A clear structure and logical flow are imperative to a cohesive text • Most academic texts follow established structures such as: the three-part essay structure and the IMRaD structure • Structure should be considered on all levels of text so; you will also find information on structuring paragraphs.
  • 4. SPOT THE DIFFERENCE • DIRECTIONS: What is the difference in the following pairs of sentences? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER. PAIR 1 S1:It was raining cats and dogs S2:It was raining very heavily. PAIR2 S3: We believe the practice is unsustainable. S4: It is believed the practice is unsustainable.
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  • 6. •IT IS DIFFERENT IN VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURE FROM THE EVERYDAY SPOKEN ENGLISH OF SOCIAL INTERACTIONS.EACH TYPE OF COMMUNICATION (BOTH ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL) HAS IT’S PURPOSE, AND NEITHER IS SUPERIOR TO THE OTHER.
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  • 16. DIRECTIONS:WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST CORRECT ANSWER IN THE FOLLOWING INSTANCES. 1. Instead of the informal ‘I have read’, use (I think, The essay has) 2. The phrase ‘turn out to be’ is informal. Instead, use (become, end up) 3. Instead of ‘paid for’, use (given,funded) 4. ‘Job’ is a little too informal.Instead write (role,gig) 5. Instead of ‘funny’use (laughable,ironic) 6. Instead of ‘picked’ out’,use (selected,taken) 7. Rather than “stand for” write (be,represent) 8. The term ‘music fans’ is informal.Instead, use (audience,goers) 9. As a substitute for ‘killing’,use (assassination,political murder) 10. Instead of ‘given off’, use (created, done)