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

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Useful links

The article referred to in the presentation –

The Academic Word List –

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) (

Some sites about mistakes in academic writing

My previous employer –

This was one of very few I found that focussed on language mistakes –