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Formal and academic pieces of writing

thesis

noun

a long piece of writing that is the final part of an advanced university degree

dissertation

noun

a long piece of writing on a particular subject that you do as part of a university degree

essay

noun

a short piece of writing on a particular subject that is published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

monograph

noun

a formal piece of writing, or a short book on a particular subject

meditation

noun

a piece of writing that expresses serious thoughts on a particular subject

paper

noun

a piece of writing or a talk on an academic subject

treatise

noun

a serious book or piece of writing about a particular subject

discussion

noun

a piece of writing about an important or serious subject

critique

noun

a careful written examination of a subject that includes the writer’s opinions

text

noun

a piece of writing such as a book or play that you study for an examination or for research

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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