16 terms

Academic Writing Podcast Part 2a

You can hear all these words in context via Academic Writing Podcast on iTunes and at http://academics.hse.ru/podcasts. Podcasts 14, 15&16. Academic Writing Vocab Cards from the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, come in 3 ways. Part_2a is a word with a definition; Part_2b is a word with a sample sentence; Part_2c is the same word with a gapped sentence. This is a uni program so everything is absolutely free, including scripts in pdfs.
primary source
a document, etc. that contains information obtained by research or observation, not taken from other books, etc.
secondary source
a book or other source of information where the writer has taken the information from some other source and not collected it himself or herself
body of literature
a collection of literary sources
to attribute to
to say or believe that something is the result of a particular thing
to deal with
to be about something or to address or solve a problem, perform a task, etc.
the facts, signs or objects that make you believe that something is true
to survey
to look carefully at the whole of something, especially in order to get a general impression of it
to document
to record the details of something or to prove or support something with documents
seminal (work)
adj., a very important work having a strong influence on later developments
to plagiarize
to copy another person's ideas, words or work and pretend that they are your own
to support the hypothesis
to give facts to prove your hypothesis
body of evidence
collection of facts which help to support your hypothesis
to establish the facts
to discover or prove the facts of a situation
to distort the facts
to twist or change facts, ideas, etc. so that they are no longer correct or true
undeniable facts
the facts which can are difficult to criticise
to stem from
to be the result of something