manchester uni phrase bank

manchester uni phrase bank

Manchester uni phrase bank
Academic Word List (Coxhead, 2000) from Victoria University of Wellington
Self-access resources from the Academic Writing Centre at the UCL Institute of Education.

Manchester uni phrase bank
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The Academic Phrasebank [ Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip) ] is a valuable online resource developed by John Morley at the University of Manchester to support academic and scientific writing. Phrases and the headings under which they are listed can be used to help you to think about the content and organisation of your own writing. The resource covers general language functions in the following key areas:

  • being critical
  • being cautious
  • classifying and listing
  • comparing and contrasting
  • defining terms
  • describing trends
  • describing quantities
  • explaining causality
  • giving examples
  • signalling transition
  • writing about the past.

Have a look and see if it might help some of your writers use appropriate academic lingo, particularly those for whom English is not their first language:
I’m not sure whether you’ll think this a good idea or not. As its name suggests, it’s a phrase bank for academic writing – compiled by John Morley, Co-Director of The University Language Centre, The University of Manchester. Broken up into sections (such as Signalling transition, Describing trends) it supplies phrases you can slot into your academic writing.