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Language and Grammar Workshop: How to Improve your Academic Vocabulary; A Unique Academic Wordbook; The AWL and MAP

These workshops are devised to help students irrespective of whether or not English is their first language. Accordingly, this workshop acknowledges that many students have not had the opportunity to study grammar formally and may be confused about basic terms and concepts. We begin by identifying basic 'parts of speech'.

What is so special about 'Academic' nouns and adjectives?

Our focus in this workshop will be on nouns and adjectives and their behaviour in the Academic Register. We consider the distinctions between nouns and adjectives, their use in formal expression generally, and their use in subject-specific contexts.

Where can I buy more of them?

How can we increase our stock of ‘Academic’ nouns and adjectives to enhance our power to express clearly and accurately what we want to convey? What are the AWL and MAP? How can we turn them into helpful resources? How do I use my reading?

Your custom-made Academic Wordbook described:

We end by considering strategies for coping with unfamiliar vocabulary. How do we turn an enemy into a friend? What should we do with the new words we have found? Answer: your unique Academic Wordbook and how to assemble it.

A clue: AWL = the Academic Word List; MAP? (Come along and find out.)

To book a place on this workshop see the current School of Arts timetable or the MyBirkbeck academic development workshops.

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills