Student Learning: Academic analysis
Here is a video by Shaun Macleod from YouTube.
Video source: Smrt English
Video length: 4m:44s
What to do, and what not to do (formal language)
Shaun says you should avoid:Contractions | slang or idiom | first person (I, me, my) | personal examples | overly emotional language | addressing your reader directly | and statistics without reference.
However, you should use:The impersonal passive | academic vocabulary.
These are good tips. But what if you are writing a reflection assignment? Which of these tips would be modified? Return to index