Academic style

Components of an academic style

This learning object explains some of the most important aspects of academic style and gives advice and examples.

Reading for stylistic appropriateness

In this task you will distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate styles in academic writing.

Impersonal style and passive verb constructions

You will examine how writers use the passive to produce an impersonal, objective style.

Rewriting a text to achieve stylistic effects

You will re-write two short texts to make their style more appropriate.

Rewriting a text in an appropriate style

You will read two paragraphs and re-write them in a style that is more appropriate for an academic essay.