Vocabulary Used In Essays
These words give structure to the whole, helping you to organise your ideas and assist the reader in understanding them.
We have prepared some flashcards containing linking words you can use in academic writing.
So, you might like to say, ‘As Einstein often reiterated, the theory of....’ rather than giving a “bracketed direct quote.” And be sure to reference correctly too, when using quotes or paraphrasing someone else's words.
Take care when using these joining academic phrases, as they do not work in the same way as the conjunction ‘and’ when it comes to the subject-verb agreement.
This should be avoided with a suitable alternative being, perhaps, ‘one.’ Another example could be a student who confuses ‘however’ with ‘although.’ Did you know the difference?
We use ‘however’ at the beginning of a new sentence, with a comma after it.