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Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation (see the top menu on the left). Other phrases are listed under the more general communicative functions of academic writing (see the bottom menu on the left). The resource should be particularly useful for writers who need to report their research work. The phrases, and the headings under which they are listed, can be used simply to assist you in thinking about the content and organisation of your own writing, or the phrases can be incorporated into your writing where this is appropriate. In most cases, a certain amount of creativity and adaptation will be necessary when a phrase is used.

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English Language Centre Aim: This page contains academic vocabulary. Click on a number to see the word list: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Students studying academic English should try to learn one list each week. Academic Phrasebank - The Largest Collection of Academic Phrases - Ref-n-Write: Scientific Research Paper Writing Software Tool - Improve Academic English Writing Skills REF-N-WRITE is proud to announce the launch of the academic phrasebank. The phrasebank is now available as part of the Word AddIn. New buttons and options have been added to the AddIn for the users to access the academic phrasebank and search through academic phrases. A selection of academic phrases from the phrasebank has been made available above for demonstration purposes. The search results are limited to five academic phrases in the demo version. 1.

To My Old Master In 1864, after 32 long years in the service of his master, Jourdon Anderson and his wife, Amanda, escaped a life of slavery when Union Army soldiers freed them from the plantation on which they had been working so tirelessly. They grasped the opportunity with vigour, quickly moved to Ohio where Jourdon could find paid work with which to support his growing family, and didn’t look back. Then, a year later, shortly after the end of the Civil War, Jourdon received a desperate letter from Patrick Henry Anderson, the man who used to own him, in which he was asked to return to work on the plantation and rescue his ailing business. Jourdon’s reply to the person who enslaved his family, dictated from his home on August 7th, is everything you could wish for, and quite rightly was subsequently reprinted in numerous newspapers.

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Hey Mama by Kiese Laymon A black mother and her son talk about language and love in the South. Image by Jennifer Packer, Mario II, 2012. Courtesy the artist Hey Mama, I’m feeling alone this morning. I miss Mississippi. Showing critical analysis in a report : Skills Hub: University of Sussex According to tutors who mark reports the discussion of the findings has the most potential for gaining high marks and demonstrating critical analysis. However, students often loose marks in this area because they don’t: Critically analyse the findingsLink the findings to the background researchShow how the findings answer the brief Read summary of video script - critical analysis questions (Show)

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Podcast - cathy mazak I’m Cathy Mazak, host of the Academic Woman Amplified podcast, and it’s my passion to mentor brilliant academics (yes, I’m talking to YOU) to publish more. After 15+ years in academia, I started this page to help you develop your writing, your focus, your balance so you can have the career (and life) you want. I don’t believe that academia should be soul-sucking. Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she did "all the usual things" like tying people up and dripping hot wax on their nipples. Her work today, she says, is far more challenging. Aoyama, 52, is trying to cure what Japan's media calls sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome". Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships.

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