Vocabulary 3. Analysis & Vocabulary


Why is taxonomy so important in academic texts?

Because the process of analysis depends on it

Analysis is essential in academic work. It involves organising complex concrete information or abstract ideas by hierarchical meaning relations.

Which is more important - a wide vocabulary or good analysis skills?

You need both

Deeper analysis creates more levels in a classification or composition hierarchy, requiring more abstract and technical vocabulary.

How can you ensure good vocabulary use in academic writing?

Analyse/taxonomise information and ideas before writing

What is the best way to analyse/taxonomise?

Draw diagrams

Organise your ideas/information in diagrams before writing. Then select vocabulary.