The passage shows 3 main academic language namely descriptive, analytical and persuasive. It has been used as follows:
- Descriptive- this academic language is used to provide facts or information. in the tutorial letter 501 unit 5, it has been used to give information on numeric patterns.
- Analytical- this one enables binding or grouping of the findings after a descriptive process. it has been used in number set and also explaining Pascal's Triangle.
- Persuasive- after providing facts and grouping them, it needs to be presented but before that evaluation needs to be done. this type of academic language gives discussion of the findings. In this passage in unit 5 of tutorial letter 501 it has been used to bring a broad discussion in Generating number patterns using flow diagrams.