Academic language differs from everyday language. The differences include:
Academic language also includes instructional language needed to participate in learning and assessment tasks, such as:
Academic language takes the form of many genres. Genres are generic designs applicable across multiple topics to guide the process of interpreting or constructing texts. The designs are structured to achieve specific purposes related to a particular cultural and situational context.
Examples of genres are:
Examples of linguistic features of genres are:
Examples of connector words for different purposes are:
Examples of text organization strategies for increasingly complex arguments are: