Academic writing resources: linking expressions

Academic writing involves the communication of complex and nuanced ideas and arguments, and therefore tends to require particular words and expressions to do so effectively.

Knowing such language is step one.  Step two is knowing how to use it in a sentence!  In other words, each expression creates or modifies meaning in its unique way and appears in different positions in a sentence.

Here are some resources to help you with both:

Flo-Joe’s expressions of contrast, addition, purpose, reason and time

Birmingham City University’s list of expressions and practice activities

Manchester University’s Academic Phrasebank

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