Academic English differences
What are some differences between academic English and regular English?
Academic English is considered 'semi-formal', which means non-standard vocabulary (slang/idioms) are avoided. Here some other distinctions
- It is impersonal, which means the first person pronoun/adjective ("I/my") is seldom used. This is also true of 'we'. Instead of personal language, the third person is preferred
- Passive voice is often used instead of active voice (to make writing less personal)
- Latinate verbs are preferred to phrasal verbs
- Academic English uses more precise extended vocabulary
- Academic English follows a writing style particular to a domain, such as APA, MLA, or CMS
- contractions are not used in Academic English.
There are other differences as well, but I hope this helps.