Rostov WAM

This page has links and downloads related to Kevin’s presentation at the Southern Federal University Week of Academic Mobility 2021 on the basics of academic writing.

Here is a pdf of the presentation:

Rostov presentation pdf version

If you are a language teacher, or planning to be, don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on professional development: “Delivering Development”. Here is the latest episode:

https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist 

Useful links

The article referred to in the presentation – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272303458_Academic_Writing_in_Russia_Evolution_or_Revolution

The Academic Word List – https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist

Make sure you look at the useful links on that page as well as looking at the wordlist itself.

I found it quite hard to find a good source for cautious language in academic writing that brought together the various aspects. This is the best one I found: Hedging (cautious language) (eapfoundation.com)

Some sites about mistakes in academic writing

https://prowritingaid.com/art/279/Common-Mistakes-to-Avoid-When-Writing-an-Academic-Essay.aspx

My previous employer – https://learn.solent.ac.uk/mod/book/view.php?id=116226&chapterid=15165

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/08/21/15-common-mistakes-in-writing-academic-essays/

This was one of very few I found that focussed on language mistakes – https://undergrad.stanford.edu/tutoring-support/hume-center/resources/student-resources/grammar-resources-writers/top-twenty-errors-undergraduate-writing