Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.4.1. Academic Vocabulary

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

General academic vocabulary relates to the selection and use of common words that effectively convey meaning within an academic context.

Definition (informal)

Vocabulary: Would you use language like that at university?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example uses words such as dichotomy, problematical, limitations and variations from a general academic vocabulary.

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

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