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50 Steps

50 steps to improving your academic writing - 17 April, 2014

Review of 50 steps to improving your academic writing, by Chris Sowton. This book is published in the EAP series by Garnet Education. Is it the right book for you? Find out in this review.


Academic Writing with Corpora

Review of Academic Writing with Corpora, by Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe.

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Concordancers (online) - 10 June, 2021

There are several good online corcordancers (language search engines) which students can use to improve their academic English? What are the pros and cons of each, and how are they use? Find out in this comprehensive review.

AWL highlighters

AWL highlighters - 30 August, 2013

Review of 3 popular AWL (Academic Word List) highlighters available on the internet: Lextutor, Nottingham University, and Although they all do similar things (highlight words in the AWL), they vary in their information and usability. Find out which one is best for your study/teaching.

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