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New Academic Word List (NAWL) Finder and Sorter

EAPFoundation.com offers a free electronic tool for finding, highlighting, and sorting academic words within texts. Their word source is the New Academic Word List or NAWL, a recent update of the Academic Word List or AWL. There is also the option of creating a simple, head word, or word family gapfill, where the found academic words become blanks in the text.

  1. Enter or copy and paste the text into the box.
  2. Click submit.
  3. The text will appear with highlighted academic words.
  4. Those same words are then sorted by frequency.