The aim of this page is to help you to write in a more formal style.
Register refers to a style of writing or
speaking that is used in a particular situation. In this unit you have learned
that the style of your writing is determined in part by your choice of
vocabulary. If you wish to achieve an academic style (and thereby impress your
lecturers), you will need to ensure that the words and phrases you use are
are appropriate in terms of register.
Academic writers tend to use single-word verbs such as
examine or devise rather than phrasal or prepositional verbs such
as look at or come up with.
Put the appropriate single-word verb from the box
below in the space provided. When you have finished check your
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