Write once, check twice: No matter what vocabulary words you’ve chosen to use in your writing, do your business a favor and proofread what you have written. Do this twice, preferably once right after you finish and once again a few hours or days after writing, if possible.
Using Appropriate Words in an Academic Essay As you develop your essay, you need to think carefully about your choice of words. This is very important in academic essays. For example, you would not use contractions (can’t, wouldn’t, isn’t) or shorter forms of words (fridge, auto) because they signal informality and academic writing takes.