Why is it important to use appropriate academic language?
How can informal or overly formal language be revised?
Let’s look at an example:
- Informal: When he talked about the BP Oil Spill, President Obama dropped names to impress his audience. (casual, conversational language)
- Pompous: Communicating with the municipal group concerning the petrol company’s misfortunate escape of emollient, President Obama alludes to erudite scientific scholars and research communities so as to institute a sense of trust amongst his supporters. (pompous, stuffy)
- Formal: In his speech regarding the BP Oil Spill, President Obama referenced knowledgeable scientists and research groups in order to establish credibility with his audience. (appropriate academic language)