Hedging Language

Welcome to our bi-monthly newsletter #5. This article is going to discuss the language used in academic writing to 'soften' your views. This language is necessary when a writer is not 100% certain about a fact or statement. It is also requirement for most academic university writing courses. This post includes information and an exercise to practise 'hedging'.

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Hedging Cautious Language

Hedging Cautious Language

WRITING / Hedging / Caution phrases   Hedging / Caution Phrases Hedging Language An important feature of academic writing is the concept of cautious language, often called "hedging" or "vague language". In other words, it is necessary to make decisions about your stance on a particular subject, or the strength of the claims you are making. Introductory verbs: e.g. seem, tend, look …

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