Academic phrases for writing

This page links to an excellent source you can use for academic phrases in writing and speaking

A large proportion of academic essays are actually made up of academic phrases which you can learn and use again and again. Examples of these are:

There is a growing debate about...

This piece of work is divided into four chapters...

One of the most important arguments in favour of .... is...

When you are reading you should note down phrases that you see and make your own phrasebook of language chunks. This Academic Phrasebank  at Manchester University  has a huge list of useful phrases that you can all use in your essays. I could put some more here, but I would be reinventing the wheel. Scoot over to Manchester University - it's worth the click!

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