Academic vs. Everyday Vocabulary PowerPoint

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Writing Workshop for Multilingual
Speakers and Writers
Matthew David Collins Pizzorno
Adjunct Faculty
Palomar College and ALCI: CSU San Marcos
Upon finishing this workshop, you will be able to:
• Understand the difference between academic
vs. colloquial vocabulary
• Apply this knowledge to the writing of
concluding sentences and concluding
paragraphs
• What does colloquial mean?
• What are some examples?
• What words would be more
academic??
What are Common Basic words to avoid when
writing a University-Level Paper?
 Good
 Let
 Way
 Work (noun) “ The students have a lot of work”
 Need
 People
Places to Find More advanced
words
 Microsoft Word (Shift+F7)
 Thesaurus.com
 500 Commonly used academic
words
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.co
m/academic/sublist01/?page=1
Let’s Practice These
concepts…
What is the form of an academic
paragraph?

Topic Sentence
 Supporting Sentences
 Concluding Sentence
I.
Introduction Paragraph:
(This is where your
thesis statement should
go.)
II. Body Paragraph 1
III. Body Paragraph 2
IV. Body Paragraph 3
V. Concluding Paragraph
Let’s Practice These
concepts…
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[email protected]
Next weeks Work
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ideas?????????????
Sign in Sheet
Questionnaire
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