English for Academic Purposes: Vocabulary
Selecting vocabulary: Less frequent vocabulary
Less frequently used words in English.
In order to succeed in HE in English, you need: knowledge of some less-frequent words
As well as knowing the frequent general words and the general academic words, there are two other types of words you need to know. You also need to know the specific words for your subject as well as some of the less frequent words used in English. The less frequent words make up about 5% of the words of most academic texts.