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  • Practice through exercise – Exercise 1 – “to know” words
  • In the following two paragraphs,choose the most suitable word for each gap and fill in the gaps. First paragraph similar words: realize, comprehend, recognize. Which word goes in which space? “I began to _____________ similar patterns in the way these short stories all develop. As soon as I began to _____________ the underlying message the author is trying to convey, I ____________ they are not the happy story I originally thought they were”. Second paragraph similar words: digest, appreciate, know, understand. Which word goes in which spac...
  • Why do we need acronyms in academic writing?
  • What is CIDP? Is a SQUID an animal or a scientific instrument? Is an algorithm simple or SIMPLE? What’s the difference between hcp and hcp and HCP? What does URL actually stand for? Where did the name ‘laser’ came from? How should you say ‘LED’? Is the chapter title “The ABCs of Acronyms” correct? These are all examples of acronyms, a way of writing a long and complex term in a shorter, simpler way. Acronyms have several benefits: Acronyms can make a paper easier to write. Using acronyms enables a writer to write more quickly and develop m...