Academic Idioms (Writing) Infographic On the other hand, in the light of, bear in mind

The following infographic gives 10 common idioms for academic writing. The idioms are based on a 2019 study by Julia Miller. There is a corresponding infographic with 10 idioms for academic speaking.

[Note: The idioms are 10 of the most frequent 12 idioms for academic writing. Two idioms from the top 12 have been removed: #4 on the other, which has the same meaning as on the other hand; and #10 gold standard, which occurs in only one faculty and may not be useful for a range of disciplines.]


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