‘Having information at our fingertips is convenient, but serious consideration needs to be given to the way in which this is affecting academic achievement.‘
Uncountable Noun, Formal
Meaning: careful thought and attention
Adjectives: [Set 1, with uncountable noun]
- adequate, due, proper, sufficient
This argument deserves further consideration.
Both options require adequate consideration of the costs.
Adjectives: [Set 2, with countable noun]
- economic, environmental, ethical, financial, political, practical
- important, key, main, major, primary
[‘Consideration’ is usually countable in these combinations]
For women with dependent children thinking about going out to work, the cost of childcare is a major consideration.
[The cost of childcare] is an important consideration when [returning to work].
There are several important [safety, financial, ethical] considerations that must be taken into account.
to take something into consideration
e.g. The [cost] of such a project needs to be taken into consideration.
Your Task – Complete this sentence
The example sentence ticks all the boxes for academic language:
✅ Noun/ing form at the start
✅ less common expression (at our fingertips)
✅ formal adjective (convenient)
✅ critical analysis/concession (but…)
✅ adjective + noun collocation (serious consideration)
✅ authoritative opinion/voice (needs to)
✅ passive (to be given)
✅ complex linker (the way in which)
✅ serious thought (academic achievement)
Can you make a similar sentence?
‘[noun/ing form] is [adjective], but serious consideration needs to be given to ____________________’.