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Academic support: international students

Linking academic writing

Ensure that your sentences are formal and cohesive by using academic linking words with the correct punctuation. Watch the video on academic linking words, then try out the accompanying task.


Punctuation often causes problems for home and international students alike. This is probably because punctuation rules can vary according to style and context, making it very confusing! Here are the main uses and general rules of punctuation for you to follow in order to improve your writing.