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Academic Style by Mind Map: Academic Style

1. Vocabulary shift

1.1. Formality

1.2. Certainty & Strength

1.3. Attitude

1.4. Verbs

1.4.1. use latinate

1.4.2. avoid phrasal verb

1.5. Adjectives

1.5.1. avoid slang

1.5.2. use formal

1.6. Adverbs

1.6.1. avoid beginning with"but","and","also","so"

1.7. Nouns

1.7.1. nouns used in everyday spoken

1.8. Prepositions

1.8.1. avoids consecutive repetition of the same preposition

2. Sentence Style

2.1. Should avoid

2.1.1. weak verbs

2.1.2. Headless Horsemen

2.1.3. direct questions

2.1.4. 1st person & 2nd person

2.1.5. contractions

2.1.6. s-genitive

2.1.7. informal language

2.2. Should use

2.2.1. Reduce "Redundancy"

2.2.2. Put action into verb

2.2.3. Subjunctive

2.2.4. indirect questions

2.2.5. active voice

2.2.6. right adverb position

3. Grammar

3.1. Use of article

3.1.1. Count & Non-count

3.1.2. Definite & Indefinite

3.1.3. Specific & Generic

3.2. Noun compound

3.2.1. Nouns as adjectives

3.2.2. Nominalized forms

3.2.3. Non-nominalized forms