What is academic style?

Writing properly at university

Speaking good English, writing accurate English and writing appropriate academic English are all different. Adopting a suitable style when writing at university will help you gain better marks.

In this series of workshop recordings we focus on:

  • What is academic writing style?
  • What is the difference between formal and informal style?
  • How do you write in an impersonal, objective way?
  • What is caution and how can you express it?
  • What vocabulary, verbs and structures should you avoid in academic writing style?

Please go to Academic English and Study Skills Development for further information on our workshops and drop-in sessions and for further details of all the support the CAE team provides. You can also email aessd@herts.ac.uk if you have any queries.