This site is helpful in expanding academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List (the AWL). All students, home students and overseas students, can learn the technical vocabulary of their field. Learners can improve their comprehension of academic texts, and write assignments using an academic style.
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In this growing world of teaching and learning across cultures, the site Academic Vocabulary is a useful resource for both educators and students. This site gives commonly used vocabulary in the American language and is clearly formatted and accessible through the Academic Word List (AWL).
Some valuable features of this site are the AWL Highlighter, AWL Gapfill Exercise, and Concordances. These activities are simple to use and appropriate for middle, high school and college level students who wish to learn academic word usage.
This site declares that an individual will improve their academic vocabulary usage and writing by completing the exercises on this website. These exercises are beneficial and will provide the student with vocabulary improvement if used correctly, however there is no standards or criteria for the students to meet. For example, in regards to academic writing the author said If there are only a few academic words, you will know that you need to add more. From a students perspective, what classifies as a few? What classifies as enough? I think suggesting an objective or target number of academic words to add to a writing sample for each grade level would be helpful for the student and a way for them to reflect on what they know and where they would like to academically see themselves.
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