How to Write Academically : IELTS writing

Sunday, April 07, 2013

IELTS test may not be designed only for scholarly persons but it would no be a joke to say that the test expect from candidates to use academic words in writing and speaking.

How do a non-academic person can demonstrate academically ? There are numerous courses available in the market to make your writing more academic and formal.

Here are some critical tips for IELTS academic writing & speaking:

Abstain from being excessively casual or non-academic

Most English statements are casual. That means they might be utilized as a part of both formal and casual scenarios. Nonetheless, certain academic statements are fundamentally utilized within casual ones.


Thus, with a specific end goal to make your dialect more scholarly or formal, you should abstain from utilizing a mass of casual expressions in your writing and speaking.

Stay away from using casual verbs  and negative expressions like "is`t it". The aforementioned strategy is extremely usual in academic writing and speaking. However, there are number of point need to be considered in improper academic writing.

1. Independent determiners with plural verbs

Determiners like every, each, either and none, of these are independent. They ought to be emulated by peculiar verbs. Obviously, in a casual style, you can put plural verbs after them, yet provided that you do that in your IELTS paper, the analyst won't be excessively upbeat with you.

Non-scholastic: Neither of us like him.

Scholastic: Neither of us enjoys him.

2. Maintain a strategic distance from informal dialect

English is exceedingly informal, however informal representations are not dependably thought about suitable in scholastic written work.

Obviously, it is not straightforward to maintain a strategic distance from every last one of them and it is not indispensable either.

You can utilize certain expressions, yet you should keep away from the more "colourful" ones like 'raining felines and puppies', 'hit the nail on the head' or 'throw the toddler out with the bathwater'. Certain figures of speech, furthermore, are flawlessly worthy in different sorts of composing.

3. Begin sentences with "and" and "however"

Beginning a sentence with "as well as" "however" is some of the time thought about wrong. A couple of decades back it was thought about completely unsuitable.

All the more today you can discover numerous punctuation books that prompt against beginning sentences with the aforementioned conjunctions.

On the other hand, the reality of the situation is that more scholastic authors now start sentences with "and" and 'but'. You should, notwithstanding, endeavor to dodge them simply to be on the protected side.

4. Phrasal verbs

You can't maintain a strategic distance from every last one of them in your composition. It is not indispensable either. Just determine that you don't utilize a substantial number of phrasal verbs in your paper.

5. Private pronouns

Scholarly composing as a rule be unoriginal. That means you need to cutoff the utilization of private pronouns.

In any case, now and then you might need to show that something is your private assumption. All things considered, it is immaculately okay to utilize I or my.

6. Passives

Passives without "executors" are regular in scholarly and logical composition. By utilizing inactive structures we can restrict the utilization of private pronouns.

Inactive structures are likewise inclined toward when we need to discuss an activity, yet are not fascinated by maxim who or what did / does it.

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