Word Choice and Tone
In academic writing, we use language and word choice to convey meaning and tone. The phrase dealing with a problem is a more casual tone than managing or addressing a problem might convey. Academic writers should use formal tone and choose explicit language to convey meaning. For example, instead of writing TV say television. Instead of writing kids, write children. Instead of writing hanging out, write gathering or meeting. Academic writers should also avoid using slang or colloquial expressions (clichés) such as bridging the gap, a dime a dozen, etc. Instead, academic writers should use more explicit language.