This is a sheet of various words in boxes. I have compiled a checker board of academic and nonacademic vocabulary words. I found words or phrases that my students used in their writing that were both preferable as well as undesirable. This sheet can be printed off and used in a variety of ways in the classroom. I had my students take two different colored highlighters and use one to mark academic vocabulary and the other color to mark nonacademic words. It is a great exercise for them to recognize appropriate language for writing papers.