The Guardian Higher Education Network carried a link today to an academic phrasebank aimed at foreign students.
Published by Manchester University, it’s described as “a new open access tool designed to help academic writers”.
Now, I’m sure some of you will hate it, and I’ll grant it could be seen as a bit cut-and-paste, why-write-your-own-stuff, etc.
But, as it says on the tin, it is for non-English speakers – and we have talked at our staff meetings about some of the difficulties those students face.
We could also use it as an introduction to academic writing for journalism students.