Vocabulary is the body of words used in a particular language, and each academic subject at university has its own specialist language and technical terms.
Using the correct vocabulary for your subject is important to convey your understanding. You will learn these terms as you read more and become more familiar with the way ideas are expressed in your subject. There is also an impression that academic writing uses ‘posh’ or ‘fancy’ words, but this is a misconception, as the best academic writing is clear and accurate.
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