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The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need: 600 Examples of Academic Language Paperback

 Author: Luiz Otavio Barros (Author)  Category:

Best-selling title in five different countries, with over 40,000 copies sold as of January 2022!

“I remember sitting with my thesis committee hearing from one of the members that my writing was not academic. This book has been a useful tool to prevent me from ever having to hear that my academic writing did not sound academic. This book is definitely a jewel that I would recommend to anyone who has to write academically!” – Amazon user

If you know the basics of academic writing, but you still struggle to express your ideas using the right words, The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need is a lifesaver. This book is a short, no-nonsense, reader-friendly bank of academic “sentence templates” written for both graduate and undergraduate students who need help with their essays, dissertations, and theses. Students preparing for the TOEFL and IELTS exams students will find this book useful, too.

The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need contains 600 sentence frames organized around the typical sections of an academic paper. Here are some examples of the kinds of sentences you will learn how to write so you can impress your tutors and improve your grades:

  • Establishing a research territory: The last few years have seen an increased interest in ____
  • Describing research gaps: To date, no study has looked specifically at ____
  • Stating your aims: The aim of this study is to discuss the extent to which ____
  • Referencing: In his 1799 study, Smith argued that ____
  • Sampling and data collection: Participants were randomly selected based on ____
  • Data analysis and discussion: The data provide preliminary evidence that ____

The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need also contains 80 grammar and vocabulary tips for both native and non-native speakers, which will help you avoid common mistakes when writing your essay, dissertation, or thesis. For example:

  • What’s the difference between “effect” and “affect”? “Imply” and “infer”? “They’re”, “their” and “there”?
  • Is “irregardless” correct?
  • Do you say “the criteria was” or “the criteria were”?

The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need is NOT a comprehensive academic writing textbook. It will not teach you key academic skills such as choosing the right research question, writing clear paragraphs, and so on. But it will help you find the best way to say what you want to say so you can ace that academic paper and get the grade you deserve.