READING ACADEMIC TEXTS: A quick revision

Let’s see if you remeber important information covered in Week 3!;

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Stylistic features of academic texts – Science & Technology

On the whole, scientific and technological texts are formal and objective. However, they tend to display a lower level of syntactical complexity than Arts & Humanities texts.

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Arts & Humanities vs Science & Technology (2)

What differences do you notice between the style of texts from different disciplinary areas?

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Quiz: Arts & Humanities vs Science & Technology

Which of the features presented in this quiz would you normally ascribe to Arts & Humanities texts, Science & Technology texts or both?

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Stylistic features of academic texts – Arts & Humanities

The objective of academic writing is to inform readers, in an accurate and objective manner.

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Features of academic texts

We are here going to look at texts from a structual and stylistic point of view.

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Quiz: Meaning of suffixes

In the following quiz, You will see a number of very common suffixes. Can you insert them in the corresponding slots?

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Quiz: Dealing with unknown words

Before you dash to the dictionary, you should try and infer the meaning of the word from the context, from your knowledge of similar words or from the way the word is constructed. In particular, you may recognise parts of the word that you already know the meaning of, and from them infer the meaning of the new term.

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Unknown words

What do you do when you don’t know a word in a text you are reading? In the Mentimeter survey tool at the following link indicate how often you behave as indicated in the statements.

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Structure of scientific papers

What information can you gather from a quick look at a research paper.

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Practice: reading research papers

What information can you gather from a quick look at a research paper.

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Reading technical ‘stuff’

Having watched the short video with some personal approaches to reading scientific or technical texts, would you say you follow similar steps? What else could you suggest (from your own experience or in your opinion)?

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